BY SUNNY A. DAVID
Dr. (Mrs.) Ebelechukwu Obiano, the wife of Anambra State Governor has expressed worry over the high rate of divorce among couples in the State.
She said this in a press statement signed on her behalf by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Emeka Ozumba, to mark the 2021 Mothers Day in the Anglican Communion.
The Governer Wife urged mothers to use the opportunity of the celebration to enhance their communication channels with their husbands and adult children on the essence of marriage.
Mrs. Obiano said, “You must see the increasing cases of divorce among young couples as a challenge which can be addressed through healthy and frank communication with our children at home.
“This will ensure that they make the right choices and also understand that marriage is a marathon journey in the art of love, not a speed chase by restless people.
“The observance of the Mothering Sunday by Mothers Union of the Anglican Communion provides an opportunity for healthy communication and bonding in families, especially at this period of the coronavirus pandemic which had stretched both individuals and families to an elastic limit,” the Governer Wife said.
She added that the challenges of the past one year, exacerbated by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic created artificial distances within families and among relatives, making the burden of health and physical distance harder to bear.
Mrs. Obiano noted that even with the gradual improvement in health conditions and availability of coronavirus vaccine, there is still a need for caution by everyone to ensure that no one derails from the ultimate goal of safety for all.
The Governer wife urged mothers to advise their children to remain committed to the precautionary measures and to adhere strictly to the COVID-19 requirements until health professionals advise otherwise.