By Ogundele Olanrewaju
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has maintained that couples must have joint dreams in order to make a success of their marriage.
He stated that for peace, love and harmony to exist in the home, husbands and wives would have to put individual dreams aside.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that Governor Makinde stated this on Saturday, when he attended the wedding of the daughter of the Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Rauf Olaniyan, in Ibadan.
The governor, while congratulating the parents of the new couple, said the marital journey is never an easy one but one that both parties would need to work together to build.
He said: “I want to congratulate the parents of the couple, the Afolabis and Engineer and Professor Olaniyan. I congratulate you all.
“It is just one simple advice I have for the couple. What the Holy Bible says is that you will leave your parents, come together and you will become one. So, decisions have to be taken jointly.
“I have been in this business for about 23 years and I can tell you that it is not an easy business. You need to put the dreams of each other aside and have a joint dream, and the joint dream is what will bring peace, harmony and development into the union.
“So, on behalf of all of us, the government, and the people of Oyo State, I want to wish you a happy married life. The union shall be fruitful and filled with a lot of goodness.