Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has described the union of ethnic groups that make up Nigeria as a marriage that must be made to work.
Osinbajo made the call on the heels of quit notice issued by some Arewa youth groups to Igbos, asking the easterners to leave the north before October 1 this year.
The Acting President spoke at the wedding ceremony of Chief Bisi Akande’s daughter, Wuraola and Dr Olawale Solabi in Ibadan, the Oyo State on Saturday.
In his address to the new couple and guests, Osinbajo said: “Today is a special one for Wale and Wura. Marriage is a very large institution that requires a lot of prayers. It is the same marriage that nations go through. Our nation has been in marriage for a while now. Sometimes there are quarrels within that marriage. Sometimes there is disagreement. What is important is that you must remain together. You must remain united.”
The occasion was chaired by Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi. He advised the new couple to live together in love.
His words: “The only way to succeed in marriage is to run your home with the fear of God. Never oppress your wife because she is a weaker sex. Be nice and good to her always. And you will enjoy peace and be greatly blessed.”
Dignitaries at the wedding ceremony include Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Governors Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun) and Muhammad Badaru (Jigawa).
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was represented by Barr. Steve Azimozi while Mrs Aisha Buhari was represented by Alhaji Mohammed Aliu.
Also at the event were Mrs Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Finance; Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, Finance) and Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health.
Former governors Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun) and Engr. Segun Oni (Ekiti); former Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Nuhu Ribadu and renowned writer, Prof. Adebayo Williams also graced the occasion
All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders including Deputy National Chairman, Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, National Secretary, Hon. Mada Buni and National Vice Chairman (Southwest), Chief Pius Akinyelure, were also present.