By James Shim
The Benue State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Chief Ekpe Ogbu, has advised young people to be tolerant to each other to make peaceful homes for a better society as former Miss Agatha Okwori and John Oriri tied nuptial knots.
Chief Ogbu who was Chairman of the wedding which took place in Makurdi recently, encouraged young couples not to involve third party in their marriages but be the strength of each other in times of despair.
He charged the new couple to work hard as a family with God as their foundation to attract blessings to themselves.
In their separate comments, publisher, nigerianvoicenews.com, Peter Oriri, Pius Oketa and the former Chairman, Ado Local Government Council, Sunday Onah, all described the wedded couple as energetic young people, who have come together appreciating themselves in the belief that they can endure any circumstance they face.
In his exaltation, Evangelist Michael Ewache admonished the couple to be mindful of the fact that marriage was instituted by God himself and they must learn to call upon him at all times for the union to stand strong.
Speaking during the traditional marriage of the couple, former Secretary, Ado Local Government Council, Richard Oriri, emphasized that societal values like truthfulness, openness and forgiveness among others, should take central stage in all marriages to avoid cases of divorce. Oriri also advised couples to respect and adhere to the rules of engagement in marriage.
He called on them to be tolerant to each other, accommodate another’s weakness even as he encouraged youths to engage in marital lives so as to become responsible citizens.
In a remark, the groom, John Oriri who described the day as his happiest day in life promised to be faithful to his wife and appreciated all those who graced the occasion.
He promised to abide by all the advice given to them and thanked all those who graced the event.