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Why I Married From Kano, Prominent Yorùbá Monarch, Oluwo Explains

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The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi, has canvassed for more inter-tribal marriage among Nigerians, adding that it will promote peace as well as Unite the multi ethnic groups in the country.

Oba Akanbi stated this while receiving his new queen, Queen Firdaus from Kano state to his Palace in Iwo town, Iwo Local Government Area of Osun State.

CityMirrorNews reports that Oluwo married a princess from the Ado Bayero dynasty in Kano, Kano State, Princess Firdauz Abdullahi.

The wedding was held at the residence of Madakin Kano in the Yola Quarters of Kano, with representatives of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and that of the Emir of Kano among dignitaries who attended.

Speaking on the sidelines of the reception held at the his palace in Iwo on Sunday, March 20, the prominent traditional ruler urged those fanning embers of disunity in the country to desist for progress and Development of the country.

Appreciating God Almighty for giving him his heartthrob, Oluwo described his marriage as a greatest success and a good innovation for unity and oneness of the country.

“More inter tribal marriages will make break-up of Nigeria an effort in futility by those beating the drums of war. There are many Nigerians who are married to one another across the country.

“ We are one Nigeria. Those canvassing break-up of Nigeria should think well, they should think of the consequences. Let us promote peace and unity. I believe there is a purpose for God to have put all tribes under an entity called Nigeria,”he said.

“Today having a new life, having a new queen is most of the greatest thing I have ever achieved over six years on the throne, I thank God that He has blessed me.

“We have overcome many things thrown on our way, I use success to send messages to anybody who try to cross our part, they will always be ashame as I will always use success to touch them.

“From my side, Nigerians are united, we are one and today I marry from my own country which is the best thing ever and I thank God for that and there is strength in diversity and the future will be greater .

He said you can find love anywhere because love knows no colour adding that him taking a bride from Kano is even a great success.

Speaking, at the programme in Iwo, the Babalaje of Iwo land, Ismail Kudaisi said there was nothing bad in someone from the Yoruba ethnic group marrying a Yoruba or Hausa person

Kudaisi opined that, once they worship the same God and understand themselves, there wouldn’t be any problem.

He said: “I feel very happy that we are preaching oneness in Nigeria, culturally, tribally we are mixing together and that will ensure the unity we are preaching in Nigeria and it will strengthen the unity of our dear country.

“I will encourage that most of us should accept that Nigeria is one. We should do everything possible to make it one so that our unborn children will enjoy the fruit of our labor.” He said

Echoing a similar views, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, CEO of Sifax Group, Lagos, said he sees inter-marriage as a blessing.

He further explained that marriage is like a project and something that every human being must pass through in life, adding that marriage is not by tribe; so far we are all human beings.

“We want Nigeria to be one we are happy because what is happening today is significant and historic from the Fulani’s marrying Yoruba’s that give us that tells us that we are one. One Nigeria, one unity. So we are one and we have seen it today and everybody testified to it ”

“I’m so happy for Kabiesi because this thing that we have been looking forward to for a while has come to a reality today so my prayer for them is for God to bless the marriage.”

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