Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has urged new couples to imbibe the virtues of love and forbearance in order to make their marriage blissful.
He gave the advice on Saturday during a wedding fatiha between Habib Bello Adoke and Fatima Othman, which held at the Annur Masjid Mosque, IBB Way Abuja.
Bello described marriage as a journey embarked upon by lovers and required patience, perseverance, understanding, tolerance and forgiveness for it to succeed.
“As young couple, you must learn to forgive one another as soon as there is any misunderstanding”, he said.
He advised the couple to understand that marriage was not all bed of roses, adding that they must learn to live together with understanding and care for each other.
Bello congratulated the new couples and their families for a successful marriage and prayed God to make the union a blissful one.
The colourful wedding fatiha was attended by various dignitaries including Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.