The Chairman Umunneochi Local Government Area, Chief Ifeanyi Madu has described marriage as an institution ordained by God and made alive by the true love of couples.
Chief Madu who stated this at the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Eze and Ugoeze Philip Ume of Ezioba Autonomous Community in Nneato Umunneochi eulogized the celebrants for remembering to thank God for the rare privilege of living to celebrate their fiftieth year in marriage.
Speaking, a PDP stalwart in the area, Chief Emma Alozie equally thanked God for the lives of Eze and Ugoeze Philip Ume,
Responding, Eze Philip Ume, of Ezioba Autonomous Community thanked the Chairman Umunneochi Local Government Area, Chief Ifeanyi Madu for honouring them by his presence while describing him as a humble man who grew up with humility as a virtue.
In his reaction, the son of the celebrant and a Special Assistant to the Governor, Mr. Chinedu Ume thanked the Council Chairman for identifying with his family.