The couple with wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, (5thL) officiating ministers and couple’s parents in a group photograph
By Kemi Olatunde
My daughter is my daughter, she is one of my great daughters and no doubt by God’s grace, she ‘ll be a responsible wife for her husband and a responsible mother to their children.
These were the words of the Permanent Secretary, Government House and Protocol, Mr Dare Aragbaiye as he gave out the hand of his daughter, Taiwo, to her heartthrob, Dolayemi at St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church, Akure, few weekends ago.
Speaking in a sermon, Rt. Rev. Father Olaosebikan, while congratulating the couple and their families urged them to value God in their dealings and added that they should love themselves and be patient with themselves.
However, he charged them not to give in to third party interference saying “you should always cover your lapses and settle dispute between yourselves.”
Speaking at an elaborate reception where the first Lady of Ondo State, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu was present, chairman of the occasion and former Ekiti state Head of Service, Mr Bunmi Famosaya enjoined the couple to give room to unity and accept themselves the way they are.
However, he stressed the need for them to contribute their quota to the success of the marriage.
Speaking with Midweek Digest, the bride’s mother, Mrs Loveth Aragbaiye who could not hide her feelings stressed the need for the wife to be submissive to her husband and added that they see themselves as friendly partners.
While appreciating those who graced the occasion, she urged youths to be focused and committed to their work.
She enjoined all parents to give the best in terms of education to their children.
Also speaking, grooms father, Mr Abiodun Jolayemi who described his son as a well cultured man prayed for a successful home for the couple and counselled that they make God their number one in all they do.
Secretary to the State Government, Hon Ifedayo Abegunde, Commissioner for Justice, Hon Kola Olawoye, Head of Service, Barr. Toyin Akinkuotu and Chief of Staff to the state Governor, chief Gbega Ale, were among the dignitaries that witnessed the elaborate ceremony.