Vice President Namadi Sambo who was in attendance yesterday implored Nigerians to embrace inter-tribal marriages so as to foster greater national cohesion.
Mr. Sambo made the call at the wedding reception of Rakkiya, the daughter of Governor Idris Wada of Kogi, and Lateef Hussein from Lagos State.
Mr. Sambo, who represented President Goodluck Jonathan at the ceremony which took place at the Thisday Dome, Abuja, told the couple that the secrets of marriage were patience, fear of God and respect for each other.
According to him, marriage is significant as it symbolises harmony, peace and unity.
“Marriage complements what we have been doing through the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC), to further achieve unity in this country’’, he added.
The vice president had witnessed the Wedding Fatiha of the couple presided over by the Chief Imam of Kogi State Government House Mosque, Junaid Mohammed.
The event also took place at the Thisday Dome.
The ceremony was graced by Governors of Kaduna, Gombe, Kebbi, Bauchi and Katsina States, as well as the wives of several governors.
Others present were the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih and several other serving and retired top government functionaries, including royal fathers from Kogi and Lagos States.