With the naïve wife trilogy Ufuoma soothes ailing relationships
Ufuoma Emerhor-Ashogbon has further deepened her prolificacy and stylishly wormed herself into the minds of new readers with her recent books, The Naïve Wife Trilogy, launched in Lagos.
The trilogy focuses on the challenges young people who have attained the age of marriage, most times, face when selecting marriage partners and building successful and lasting unions.
Aside from highlighting the challenges, the books also proffer solutions and how to mitigate recurrences for those who have suffered similar fates.
Commending the author for the issues raised and the problems the books address, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Special Adviser on Education, Waheed Kasali, noted that the books underscore the author’s creative ability.
He disclosed that Lagos State government is ready to work with the author to promote reading culture across the state and also to promote literature.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, who chaired the occasion, called on parents to support and nurture their children’s artistic talents by creating enabling environments for creative expressions at homes. He added that many of the youths ferment trouble in the society come from homes that are not coordinated.
Marveled at the author’s over 27 titles despite her academic background in the social sciences, the minister noted that creative expression and success in the literary world is not limited to those majoring in the arts, but with the right support, natural talents one can blossom in the arts and become a voice to reckon with.
The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, who was one of the special guests of honour, commended the works and called on Nigerians to read to expand their horizon and also encourage their children to develop their talents.
The Amanyanabo of Okpoama Kingdom, King Ebitimi Banigo, said the books will not only further advance the discussion on the girl-child rights and education across the Niger Delta regions, but have shown new ways to solve existing challenges.
Commenting on the daughter’s prolificacy, the founding leader of APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, called on parents to encourage their children to develop and hone their talents, saying if he had known of this earlier her daughter would have gone beyond where she is today.