July 1, 2022 8:12 pm

Make God The Bedrock Of Your Marriage, Gov. Ikpeazu Enjoins Married Couples

By Our Reporter

The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie lkpeazu has stressed the need for Couples to respect the sanctity of marriage by loving themselves and making God the bedrock of their marriage.

Sir Oko Chukwu

In his speech at Amaoba Ime Oboro in Ikwuano L.G.A of the State during the traditional marriage between Mr Promise Iheanyi from Osisioma Ngwa L.G.A and Miss Christy Oji, daughter of the immediate past Executive Chairman of Ikwuano L.G.A, Lady Ngozi Oji, Gov. Ikpeazu represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu described traditional marriage as an age long cultural heritage that binds couples together in love.

The couple

The Governor congratulated the couple for making their parents proud by doing the needful and prayed that, having been joined together as husband and wife, the essence of marriage will be made manifest in their married life.

He further prayed God to bless them with responsible children as well as the resources to enable them enjoy a blissful union.

The Governor used the forum to appreciate and congratulate parents of the couple for witnessing the consumation of love between their children as well as inculcating good morals and needed foundation that will enable them have a very successful marriage.

Sir Oko Chukwu flanked by Lady Oji and husband and the newly married couple

He urged them to always act as stabilizing force to their children as they pass through the stages of their life together.

Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman on the occasion, Rear Admiral Chris Osondu Rtd described the ceremony as a wonderful display of love worth celebrating and encouraged the new couple to always build their love on trust and mutual respect for one another, while praying God to bless their marriage.

Speaking while blessing their children, Sir Okey and Lady Ngozi Orji and Elder and Mrs Iheanyi Nwagbara thanked God for giving them the rare privilege of giving out their beloved children in marriage.

They advised them to let love and respect for one another be their watchword and prayed God to bless them as well as appreciated all that came to identify with them.

Lady Oji

The ceremony which featured exchange of wine between the couple and cutting of traditional marriage cake, attracted the presence of the Commissioner for Finance, Dr Aham Uko, top government officials, Special Aides of the Governor, Local Government Area Chairmen and other distinguished personalities.

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