The Marriage Registry of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) of the FCT has said that it registered 1,180 marriages between January and June, 2023.
The Chief Marriage Registrar, Mr Akinwumi Akintayo, on Tuesday, said that despite the number of people getting married, it was important for intending couples to understand each other before taking vows.
He also urged parents to desist from interfering in their children’s marriages unnecessarily.
In a separate interview, Hajiya Aisha Yussuf, the Assistant Director, Social Welfare and Gender Unit, AMAC, said no fewer than 30 marriages on the edge of collapse were settled and the families reunited in the last six months.
She noted that it was important for couples to have patience and understanding, adding that, “When there is patience, endurance and trust, couples will enjoy themselves, but when there is no trust, that marriage is bound to collapse.
“It is just like a person that is living without immunity, any disease is bound to set in; that is how the issue of marriage is.” (NAN)
“For those intending to marry, some people may tell you that marriage is difficult, but the truth is that you need to understand the purpose of marriage. Know what your spouse needs. Women are expected to respect and be submissive to their husbands, while men are expected to love their wives, just as the holy books command us to do.
“If we practice all these, we will be able to achieve success in our homes.”
Hajia Aisha also urged couples who might be having issues to visit the social welfare department of the council for counselling and resolution.
She added that, “It is only when we have happy and united homes that we can have a society that is peaceful.”