…couple married for 53 years wins family event in Mushin
As part of efforts to improve family relationships in Lagos state, the Lagos State government, in partnership with the 57 Local Councils in the state, will hold annual Family Week.
The event is meant to strengthen family ties, encourage unity among couples and influence parental responsibility for quality child upbringing in the society.
Mushin Local Government has organised this year’s Family Week and screening, to choose the family that will represent Mushin at the grand finale coming up in the state.
After thorough screening and assessment, in a keenly contested exercise, the family of Chief and Mrs. Femi Okuyemi emerged winner with 80 per cent, to beat the families of Alhaji and Mrs Taiwo Odunsi who came second with 65 per cent and Alhaji and Mrs Isiaka Emiola who got 56 per cent to get the third position.
The family of Pa. Femi Okuyemi who is in his 90s and his wife in her 70s, with over 53 years in marriage, which has produced Medical Doctor, Accountant, Lawyer and Insurance expert as children, will be representing Mushin Local Government at the grand finale coming up at the state level.
The criteria used in the screening exercise included; punctuality to the venue, years of marriage, parental contributions to the achievements and success of their children and contributions with commitment of the family to their community.
Chairman of Mushin Local Government, Emmanuel Bamigboye, who was represented by the Supervisor for Agriculture and Social Services, Mr. Shakiru Oyefolu, commended the families for upholding their marriages.
Oyefolu highlighted that, the chairman is interested in upholding the tenets of marriage as established by God.
He pointed out that the programme was targeted at strengthening marriages at the community level and to encourage huge investments in child development and the future of the community.
The date for the state level event is however yet to be announced.Follow us on social media