…Bride’s parents gift SUV car to couple
PARENTS, especially those from Igboland have been encouraged not to discriminate but invest on education of their female children irrespective of their eventual marriage outside their families.
The advice was given during the traditional marriage cum wedding of Dr Ifunanya Enyi, from Oba, Idemili South LGA, Anambra State and Dr. Ifeanyi Nwaeju from Otulu, Oru West LGA , Imo State, which held at Oba and Awka.
Both couples, who are trained medical doctors attracted the creme de la crème of medical professionals both within and outside the state. The bridegroom, Ifeanyi Nwaeju is the President, Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH), Nnewi Chapter.
The parents of the bride, Prof. Patrick Enyi and Dr. (Mrs) Chocolate Obasoanya Enyi also gifted a SUV car RAV-4 2016 special model, among other collections as a parting wedding gift for the couple.
According to Prof. Enyi, “our daughter made us happy and deserves more support from us. She finished her medical training on time and was among the first 10 during her set’.
“It is an African misconception that training the girl child in school will be a loss. Sometimes, it is even the girl child you trained very well in school who takes care of the parents more than the males even after marriage.
“Parents should support any child that shows dexterity to learn and be useful; when the child comes off age, she will show appreciation wether male or female.
“Sometimes, Igbo society do not have much for the girl child because of the belief that she would be married out in the future but marriage is an extension of one family to another.
“You do not just abandon a child because she is married. That is why I like the Yoruba culture, they give inheritance to the girl child wether married or not,”said Prof Enyi.
While encouraging other girls who lack focus in life to emulate their counterparts who are serious minded in academics and worthwhile endeavors, the bride’s mother, Dr Chocolate Obasoanya Enyi said that her daughter, Dr. Ifunanya made them proud.
“She made me proud, so I have to make her proud with this car. She is a neurosurgeon and also an anaesthetic doctor. I advise parents to train their children to become responsible or they will end up in irresponsible marriages,” said Mrs Obasoanya Enyi.
President General of Oba, Rev Chris Emelie advised the couples to make their marriage an everyday honeymoon wether things are rosy or not; seeking understanding from Christ Jesus.
Chief Felix Uzor prayed for fruitfulness and peace and advised the couples to put God first.
The President, Umuogali Oba, Dr Kingsley Obasoanya and the bride’s uncle, Mr Chukwuemeka Obasoanya described the bride as so cherished in the family that if not for marriage, would not have wanted to part with her.
Dignitaries present included Commissioner for Health, Dr. Afam Obidike, Dean Faculty of Medicine, NAUTH, Prof. Obi Bethrand Nwosu, Chairman, Umuagu Oba, Mr Tochukwu Udeaja, Nigerian Medical Association NAUTH Chairman, Dr. Prince Chukwuemeka.
They all, after eulogising the couples as hard working persons, wished them marriage blessings, fruitfulness, good health, prosperity and more achievements in life.