To succeed in marriage, submit to your husband” Keyamo tells cousin

he Honourable Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, SAN, waxed pastoral over the weekend, admonishing one of his cousins, Maryam Keyamo, who got married on Saturday, November 23, to imbibe the spirit of loyalty to marriage ethics and submit to her husband as required by God. The bride, Maryam, who got married  to Desmond Chima, a young and successful media entrepreneur and manager of popular music superstar, Harrysong grew up under Keyamo’s tutelage.

The marriage was a fanfare of a sort kicking off in Warri, Delta State with a traditional ceremony before the white wedding held at the Decorum Events Centre, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos. The Minister who attended the wedding in capacity of the Chairman and bride’s ‘father’ bluntly advised the young lady on the secrets of marital bliss, “you have to make sure you submit all to your husband, total submission and respect are some of the basic rules to a lasting marriage”, the Minister advised.

Buttressing his point, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria reminded the newly-wed about their elderly siblings whose marriages have been waxing stronger and why it has been so, “I could remember at a time, long ago before the advent of GSM, my sister left her husband’s house in Port-Harcourt and visited us in Warri, on the second day, my father asked for the letter that authorized her for the visit and when she couldn’t produce it, he compelled her to go back immediately and ever since, she never repeated such strange visit, today she’s been married, I think for 18 years and same with all of them”.

So, Maryam, don’t come and tell me your problems, stay in your husband’s house and I pray God in His infinite mercies continue to bless the union. On a lighter mood, the Minister took a jibe at the groom, Desmond Chima whom he accused of “stealing” his daughter while on a business mission to his Law Chambers, “I was surprised to see Desmond who was a client still coming around even after the case was over, so I asked them one day, what’s Desmond still looking for here, only to find out he has actually ‘stole’ my daughter”.

On a final note, the Minister advised the groom never to raise his hands on his wife, the worst thing any man can do is to beat his wife, please don’t do it, he told the groom.

Keyamo, who was appointed cabinet minister in President Buhari’s administration, has since hit the ground running through empowerment and innovative governance.

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