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Obiano’s wife regrets impact of COVID-19 on families, tasks mothers on marriage institution

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Wife of Anambra State Governor, Dr. Ebelechukwu Obiano, has regretted the impact of the COVID-19 in the last one year, noting that it had created artificial distances within families and among relatives.

The situation, she added, had made the burden of health and physical distance harder to bear. Mrs. Obiano pointed out that even with the gradual improvement in health conditions and availability of vaccines, there was still need for caution to ensure that no one derails from the ultimate goal of safety for all.

Making the observation in a goodwill message to mark the special day for mothers of the Church of Nigeria, (Anglican Communion) yesterday, she urged the celebrants to advise their children to remain committed to the precautionary measures until health professionals advise otherwise.

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The founder of the charity, Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFE) said the observance of the Mothering Sunday by Mothers Union of the church provides an opportunity for healthy communication and bonding, especially at this period of the coronavirus outbreak that had stretched both individuals and families to elastic limits.

The First Lady called on the organisation to see the increasing cases of divorce among young couples as a challenge which could be addressed through healthy and frank communication with wards and children at home with a view to guiding them in making the right choices and understanding that marriage “is a marathon journey in art of love, and not a speed chase by the restless.

In a statement she sent through the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Anambra State Governor, Emeka Ozumba, Mrs. Obianno urged Anglican mums to use the event to gather as a family to rekindle and share love. She commended them for their steadfastness in prayers for peace and unity within families and the nation at large.

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