Kemi Filani Blog recently had an exclusive interview with him at his Office in Ikeja, Lagos where he told us his love and proposal story, adding that it was difficult to find true love as a Police Officer....
My name is Aliyu Giwa, Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command. I'm from Kwara state. Offa, to be precise.
Born in Maiduguri, spent some time in Sokoto, the went back to study in Maiduguri.
That night after your wedding, how did you feel seeing your wife besides you?
I felt like a fulfilled man. A happy man. A grown man. I see myself as a more responsible man. It was an awesome feeling.
Where is your wife from?
She's from Lagos State.
Was it easy for you to convince her parents that you are an ideal husband?
How involved were you in your wedding, like choosing colours, and other arrangements?
In my life i have never prepared for anything. I am a very unprepared person. It just comes and i play my part. I never regretted anything. I believe whatever happens in life, God permitted it.
Wedding preparations are ladies things. I don't really have a problem. If you want blue, black, yellow, that's fine. But as long as you don't interfere in my own.
Did recession affect your wedding plans, budget in any way?
It affected a whole lots of people. My mum is a business woman and my dad is a controller in the Nigeria Immigration, i am the first son and that privilege made a whole lots of things easier for me.
That day was just like a movie, i just followed all instructions. sit here, stand up, that was it. I am very carefree person.
Were you born with a Silver spoon?
Well, i don't know, but i know i hustled. I worked for myself. I hawked, i didn't let what my parents have get into me.
Would you like any of your children to take after you?
I don't have the right to decide that for my children. I just live a legacy for them. Whatever career they want, they can become.
We wish the beautiful couple a happy married life!