Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on married couples to pay more attention in building their families as the revival of the country depends on well-nurtured families.
Speaking during the wedding of Mr and Mrs Abel Tariah in Port Harcourt at the weekend, Governor Wike said that children who come from responsible homes hardly deviate from the path of development.
The governor said as long as children are properly trained at the level of families, vices such as cultism, kidnapping and armed robbery will be reduced to the barest minimum.
He expressed happiness that Mr and Mrs Abel Tariah have good and responsible family backgrounds, which prepared them to contribute meaningfully to the development of the state.
He said that the bride groom who is the son of a late Judge and the bride who is the daughter of former Acting National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, must build on the successes of their parents by training up their own children in the way of God.
He said: "Build your marriage on the word of God. Don't bother about the advise from your friends. A marriage built on God will always survive and impact the society positively ".
While noting that his administration has always worked for the success of families in the state, the governor assured the newly wedded couple of his support at all times.
In his remarks, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Austin Okpara who was chairman of the occasion described marriage as a God ordained institution meant to develop the society.
He charged the newly wedded couple to sink whatever background and professional differences they have and root their marriage in God.
Important dignitaries at the wedding include: Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and his wife, Justice Eberechi, Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson and his wife, members of the National Assembly, members of the Rivers State House of Assembly, members of the Rivers State Executive Council, members of the PDP Caretaker Committee, Local Government Administrators and leaders of the business community.
Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor,
2nd July, 2016.
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