Gov Emmanuel Tasks Nigerian Professionals Against Economic Woes
The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has advocated the need for young professionals at home and in diaspora to bring to bear their expertise in their fields of endeavour to help salvage the country from the prevailing economic challenges.
Governor Emmanuel made the advocacy at Emerald Event Centre, Edet Akpan Avenue Uyo, where he witnessed the Solemnisation of holy matrimony between Miss Peace Nseobong Essang- a Legal practitioner and Dr Uwe Henry Isangedighi – a United Kingdom based occupational Medical Practitioner.
He observed that the younger generation who are privileged to witness the economic boom as well as the present session of recession have avail themselves of the mistakes made in the management of the country’s economy during it season of abundance and are better placed to inject fresh ideas that would help improve the fortunes of the Nation.
While congratulating the couple for their decision to tie the nuptial knot, the Governor advised them to sustain the current wave of affection for attainment of everlasting marital bliss and called on youths to ensure that they secure a visible means of livelihood before venturing into marriage saying this would reduce disaffection and acrimony in the union.
Governor Emmanuel particularly expressed appreciation to the parent of the bride Engr.and Mrs Nseobong Essang as well as the groom’s parent, Architect and Justice Henry Isangedighi, for sacrificing their resources, time and energy to nurture their children to become useful citizens in the society and advised parents to put aside the craze for materialism to watch over their children for a better society.
Earlier in an exhortation, Reverend Uma Ukpai of the Uma Ukpai Evangelistic Association Uyo, who culled his sermon from Genesis chapter 30 verse 2, reminded the couple that marriage is honourable and ordained by God.
He enjoined couples not to despair in the face of obstacles which usually present itself in the union of people from diverse background explaining that God who instituted marriage has a way of turning problems to promotion for those who truly believe in him.