Nasarawa Speaker urges Nigerians to encourage inter marriage to enhance National Unity
By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly Rt. Honourable Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, has urged Nigerians to encourage inter ethnic marriage to further enhance national unity.
Isolationist marriages has contributed to the dichotomy, sectionalism and tribalism, that the nation is still battling to resolve.
Rt Honourable Balarabe gave the advise on Saturday in Lokoja, where he attended the wedding ceremony, between a Nasarawa State daughter, Zainab Idris an Egbira and the groom from Kogi state, Abdullahi Adamu an Igala, held at Osuku close Lokogoma phase , Lokoja, Kogi State
The Speaker said marriage is not only natural, but an institution and instructed by the Holy Prophet Muhammad, SAW, of which all Muslims are enjoined to adhere to in accordance with Islamic rules.
While urging the couple to have fear of God, Hon Balarabe equally advised them to resist all negative interference from outside their matrimonial home.
Rt Hon Balarabe, who was highly elated over the union of two tribes in marriage, commended Barr Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku for mentoring the just Wedded Zainab, wishing the couple a peaceful, blissful and successful matrimonial life.
The highlight of the ceremony include graduation of three Quranic students including Zainab Idris, whose marriage and formal wedding followed immediately.
The Chief host of the occasion, Barr Muhammed Tanko Osuku felicitates with the couple and their parents, on the successful wedding ceremony.
Tanko testified that Zainab, while staying with him, has never been found wanting adding that she concentrates more on reading the holy Qur’an.
He thanked all the dignitaries that attended the Quranic recitation and wedding ceremony, praying to almighty God to grant them journey mercies and grant them Aljanat Fidaus.
The occassion was graced by the Chairman Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa state, Hon Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas, Vice Chairman of the council, Jon Abubakar Haruna Kwanakis, APC Chairman Toto LGA Alhaji Shuaibu Ahmed Adawari and supporters, Egbira Community and Cultural Association (ECDA) led by its Chairman and Chiroma of Abaji , Alhaji Muhammed Naira
Others include the Sarauniya of Toto, Hajiya Titi Gani, APC Women leaders from Toto LGA as well as local and state government officials from both Kogi and Nasarawa states
The news of the presence of the Nasarawa Speaker in Kogi, hundreds of APC supporters converged on the residence of Barr Muhammed Tanko Musa Osuku, to have a glimpse of the most popular and powerful Speaker in Nigeria.