Maimunatu Sa’idu, a normal sighted lady, has said she got married to a blind teacher, Dahuru Abdulhamid Idris, because she loves him the most among her other suitors.
The wedding Fatiha, which took place at the residence of the bride in Zakirai town of Gezawa Local Government Area, was attended by hundreds of well-wishers, relatives, and a large turnout of visually impaired people. The sum of N50, 000 was paid as a dowry.
Dahuru Abdulhamid rose to fame in 2021 as a result of an interview he gave to the Daily Trust newspaper about his efforts to obtain an education and his work as a volunteer teacher in a public school at the time.
But after the story appeared on the Daily Trust across several platforms, an anonymous benefactor bought the blind man a brand-new three-bedroom home. Following that, he was also given a teaching position at Grade Level 7 by the Kano State government.
Additionally, other benefactors proposed a number of public assistance programmes to support the blind guy. Later, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) also got in touch with him and said they would offer him a permanent position, but the paperwork is still outstanding.
Two years later, Abdulhamid married a woman he had met through her older brother, who also happened to be his buddy, and thus realised his ambition of being married.
The bride told Daily Trust shortly after the wedding that she is prepared to face all the duties that come with being the wife of a special needs husband.
“I have loved him ever since the day I met him, and I shall do so forever. God intended for us to be together, and I wholeheartedly embrace that. I want to spend my life with people like him. He loves everything about religion and is decent and gentle, she stated.
“Marrying him is like achieving a life goal; I made a pledge to myself that I would wed the best potential spouse I could find. I’ll do everything I can to fulfil my duties. I’ll look out for him and everyone in his family.
The groom claimed, “Who also happens to be my friend, that I met my life mate through her elder brother. From then, I understood that my marriage was a result of her acceptance of me despite my blindness.
The schoolteacher responded to a question on how he will care for his wife as a blind man by saying, “Marriage is exchanging thoughts, needs, and duties. She therefore has her own obligations, just as I do. I shall do my very best to deliver, and I ask the All-Powerful Allah to direct me correctly.
He said that failure to cite the Daily Trust article about him, which was the primary driver of his life transformation, would render the history of his life incomplete.
Despite possessing an NCE, Professor Abdullah Uba Adamu, the previous vice chancellor of the university, offered Dahuru Abdulhamid a scholarship, which allowed him to enrol in the 400-level Political Science programme at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).