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Saturday, 28 March 2015

How Gov Fashola & I have managed our religious differences in our marriage - Mrs Fashola speaks

In an interview with Channels TV yesterday, First Lady of Lagos state, Dame Abimbola Fashola opened up on how she and governor Fashola have been able to manage their home despite their religious differences. She's Catholic. He's a Muslim. She said;
"We got married in the Church, the Catholic church, that is who I am, that's where you will take me from and that was done. But ever since then my husband has practiced his religion and I have practiced mine. There is no trouble whatsoever. My husband has his own part of the house where he prays, I have my own altar there with my crucifix and my rosary and everything and everyone is minding their own business. When its time for family prayer, we pray. I pray mine to the name of Jesus Christ while he prays in Allah's name & the children understand all that. My children are baptized and they go to church. When he wants them to go to mosque with him they go to the mosque with him.
Mrs Fashola also revealed that to get her husband to do something she wants personally, he would ask her to put it in writing so that he would not forget and give it urgent attention. She said it has become important now that everything that she needs to be done has to be documented and passed to her husband because that is how he says he can manage the homefront and the state effectively.

99 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice one

igwe Adaobi said...

I wonder how you guys cope,
This is really hard to do.
I hail you ma.

RAPHAEL AYUBA said...

Hmmmm....i love this.....never knew until today.... Wow....

angela akadakpo said...

Dts hw its suppose 2 b jare, Nyc 1.

Patience George said...

Hmmmmm, na wa

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Wow! This is interesting, and nice one frm them. Thumbs up to them, and more power to their elbows.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm... Lovely family.... Need a google adsense account? pin:2869895B

Jeah Felix said...

Abeg linda leave all this mumu story joor, give us election jist

Juliet Iwuno said...

Well done my governor, I really respect you. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Awwwww this is beautiful. May God continue to bless your home.

Funso Samuel said...

This work out only because Fashola is a yoruba muslim. Dont try it with Hausa muslims, you must to practice Islam if you as a lady get married to them.

Jason Adewale said...

I love this woman, I see sincerity , openness and understanding in her face when she smiles. Gov Fashola' is a very blessed dude for marrying this kind of woman.

Anonymous said...

What level confusion for the Children. No matter how they try to paint it as 'working'. It is strongly discouraged.

Sylvonce said...

Whao! Nice. Marriage is all abt compatibility, tolerance nd understanding... God bless ur union Ma'am

Chilaka Christian said...

Ehhh It's All About Understanding, Wit Understanding u can Live wit the Madest person in 1 rum, did that during My Sch days, My Rumate they smoke weed nd SK die, but we Lived Happy for 4yrs Nd He still Remain, My Besties, SO 2 My XY Rumate

@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

Ok nice

Mr. Chopalone said...

Wow! Never knew shes a Catholic

blissful said...

she is too revealing, Godbless your home

Anonymous said...

No wonder I see her at the monastery

Honsylglobal.com : UK Global Online Financial Advisers said...

What an admirable family. Fashola will definitely lead this nation someday.

Jenny said...

Jst confusing d kids.....good 4 dem anyway since dey can manage it

Anonymous said...

confusion na wa. How many Gods in one home? God of love and forgiveness & 1 of jihad... we r indeed in the last days
As for writing requests whatever rocks ur boat... if it makes u sleep well at night

Olut said...

Great... May God continue to uphold ur union.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm we call this strange family

ukwumaka theophilus said...

Awwww. That is so sweet. The man must really be in love.





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Teemah Salau said...

Oh good

Anonymous said...

In d heat of d elections,is dis news necessary?who cares

@MEETDREALEVANS said...

So why all this revelation?

Anonymous said...

what kind of family is this,madam may i ask you.now what are you and ur husband teaching your children if i may ask.teaching them mohammed way or Jesus Christ way.wonders shall never end.....ending time..tufia kwa with ofe nmanu people

PRETTY GIRL said...

Am sorry i didn't read this...We talking presidential election , you're talking Bullshit#Swerve Ma'am

Anonymous said...

you are mad ooh !!! i still wonder why you all are screaming change.. get your household together you cant

onyinye Gloria said...

Ok

Baby P said...

Aww,thats so sweet.

Hadharm said...

Yes Fasola is a good man and I can even see his wife saying he do attend to his choice by putting to paper.

Maximus Ugwuoke said...

Remarkable!

Anonymous said...

How interesting.


So much respect.






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Anonymous said...

Really! So if actually his wife is a christian, how come people said he dislike christians. Good for them any way. Isabella_nice.

nife said...

Good thing with the religious thingy kudos to dem buh d documentation ish if anything is needed na crap.

Mercy seat said...

She looks unhappy... God will see you through. Cus I can imagine the drama u are going through at home in the name of change. #pele#

udeze obumneme said...

Interesting.. .

spicychik said...

Glad it's working out well for her but I don't buy the idea.we are supposed to become one flesh.how can that become a reality when we don't have the same faith?

carina jacob said...

Good for them.

udeze obumneme said...

If that's d truth bonario stand a chance with Zahara then.

eka said...

wow
l wish nigerian christians and muslims would learn
2 co-exist like this without inciting each other...

Anonymous said...

Love is ready to understand, to tolerate and to gradually draw out the best out of each other's belief, which is the true religion, loving our neighbors as ourselves.

Imoh Sandra said...

Yea that a Catholic woman talking,I support you

Anonymous said...

Nice one

ifeanyijaynwobu nwobu said...

This is who apc should bring out as president

Anonymous said...

The children will not be stable, they will neither be on this side or the other.

Anonymous said...

My heart bleeds reading this. I was once in love with a Muslim, he actually converted to Christianity but I wasn't comfortable with the fact that he was a Muslim before. I have never loved any man the way I loved him.
Even my present husband I don't love him the way I loved my ex. Eventually I broke up the engagement with my ex cause of this sole reason.
Listening to Mrs Fashola I do have regrets, love conquers all and religion should not be a barrier to love because you can always work things out where there is understanding between you.
You cannot determine the religion your children will be. My current husband is a sign post Christian who doesn't even like to worship God or pray.
So pray for your kids and family it's only God that guides, protects and directs a home.

Anonymous said...

My heart bleeds reading this. I was once in love with a Muslim, he actually converted to Christianity but I wasn't comfortable with the fact that he was a Muslim before. I have never loved any man the way I loved him.
Even my present husband I don't love him the way I loved my ex. Eventually I broke up the engagement with my ex cause of this sole reason.
Listening to Mrs Fashola I do have regrets, love conquers all and religion should not be a barrier to love because you can always work things out where there is understanding between you.
You cannot determine the religion your children will be. My current husband is a sign post Christian who doesn't even like to worship God or pray.
So pray for your kids and family it's only God that guides, protects and directs a home.

Anonymous said...

Its not really that confusing, My mother is Muslim an Alhaja infact and my grand mother is Anglican. On friday I follow my mom to pray and on sunday God help me if i refuse to go to church, my GM will beat the day light out of me. I have the best of both world, I grow up knowing Christ and Islam. We all worship the same God, the God of Abraham. How you choose to worship God is base on the Household your grow up in. No one have 1st choice to God. we are all his children, even if you pray to God with out Putting Jesus name, I don't think God will get upset at you. Even doh I go to redeem every Sunday, I still go to Jumu'ah when I need Good desperately.

Anonymous said...

The family that prays together lives together,stop saying rubbish madam,you guys should face one religion.

Anonymous said...

It's becos. He's liberal not becos he's a Yorba muslim

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

She's a gud manager den cos it's not easy to combine 2 religions

Anonymous said...

Wow.. it is well my dear.. Just try and look forward.. there is nothing you can do now.. so let the regrets go.. all will be well

Anonymous said...

nice one..Understanding is key.. then the management of everyone's expectation. Gov BRF is a great man.

vivian Joseph said...

God will continue 2 bless ur home
Amen

Anonymous said...

It is because he is liberal and not a daddy's boy like my husband.

Anonymous said...

In other words, if she wants to have set she has to write it down for him so he doesn't forget? Just asking?

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

So wonderful, dis is d secret of wht makes marriage works. God bless them.

#kokomistress# said...

U r a big moron. .....

prettiyz said...

That good

Anonymous said...

I really wish you had married ur ex. If he could convert to Christianity for ur sake, it means he really loved you. You should have given it a chance. There's absolutely nothing like true love

Oluchi Lambert said...

Hmmmm Mrs Fashola try o, but wont there be division in the house once in a while?

Oluchi Lambert said...

Hmmmm Mrs Fashola try o, but wont there be division in the house once in a while?

Anonymous said...

Don't be equally yoked with unbelivers n she say her home is in tact.

Anonymous said...

Go and study 2cor.7 and stop the ignorance

Anonymous said...

I advice u to go and study 2cor.7 and understands what it says and stop being a novice.

Subomi said...

complicated but very impressive they can make it work. lol @ ..."I have my own altar there with my crucifix and my rosary and everything and everyone is minding their own business"

Anonymous said...

That is the kind of person that can conveniently rule nigeria. Not bigoted, accomodating, neutral and performing. What was APC thinking not taking this guy as their presidential candidate?

Anonymous said...

Don't say that about what others worship it's really bad u are the kind of people that cause religious crisis. May God help u

Anonymous said...

It's caus mr Fashola is liberal,i regret getin married to my Muslim hubby,evrything is by force,d parents want me to cover my head and dey drag me to asalatu by all means,gave me a Muslim name which I'm NT comfortable with and threaten dat der son wil marry anoda wife if I dnt comply,i hate to find myself in dis situation,my lovin xtian sisters pls dnt marry des pple out of desperation,dey hate xtianity wit passion and dey av domineering spirit,see my inlaws bringing concoction frm one alfa to d other,dey Also wants me to have incisions on my body.i pray God deliver me frm der web.

HFR said...

Typical Yoruba family...
My Grandfather is an Imam,My parents are Muslims & I am a tongue speaking born again Christian.
Nobody distubs anybody......
THAT IS WHY YORUBAS ARE VERY TOLERANT.

Anonymous said...

Now that's very bizarre !

Anonymous said...

*Must to practice?

Anonymous said...

This is the height of civilization. Freedom of religion. When God created us he gave us the power to decide and decipher the good and the bad. I hail them! kudos

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

My respect for this man just trippled!!!



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susiegurl susie said...

People learn tolerate others. We serve the same God.

James said...

You are a fool and a religious bigot. I will tell u of many families with the same religion that have torn themselves into pieces. Siblings who are christians but dont talk to one another. Dont even acknowledge each others presence when they meet in church.

Sade odumuyiwa said...

Lucky Bimbola, Raji is not fanatics so Bimbo, you can say more

Sade odumuyiwa said...

Lucky Bimbola, Raji is not fanatics so Bimbo, you can say more

Sade odumuyiwa said...

Lucky Bimbola, Raji is not fanatics so Bimbo, you can say more

Sade odumuyiwa said...

Lucky Bimbola, Raji is not fanatics so Bimbo, you can say more

dami llionaire said...

God bless their home....

Sade odumuyiwa said...

Lucky Bimbola, Raji is not fanatics so Bimbo, you can say more

Papichvlo said...

lol yoruba people!

Anonymous said...

Pls it is not bcos he is a yoruba or liberal man. It is d position of sharia for those who do not know anything about Islamic religion. Islam expect him to drive her down to her place of worship. The woman can chose to retain her maiden name if she so wish. Pls read abt islam and you will see d place of d woman. So Fashola is just keeping the teaching of his religion.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12.17pm, obu ni e! Go and borrow your goat brain cod it's obvious you've lost yours!

Anonymous said...

No Muslim man can marry a christian and not convert her to his religion. Dats why yorubas Muslims are seen as infidels. Na who u dey lie to.

Anonymous said...

Don't say each other pls.. stop trying to be politically correct. Tell Muslims to stop that

Anonymous said...

Calling sm1 a fool for speaking d truth interesting

Anonymous said...

at kokomistress If u can't disagree with sm1's opinion without abusing them. Dare I say there r so deep rooted issues with the prsn u see in ur mirror

Anonymous said...

I truly wanted to do dis and show the world dat love conquers all, I did love this muslim with all of me but the 3 years battle is something I dont wish for my enemy. Ladies if you can, stay away except u want to totally convert

Anonymous said...

Most Catholics are not horn again o they just go to church for going sake....any true born again spirit filled Christian will never marry a Muslim.... What has light to do with darkness? We don't worship the same God......if you had married a northern Muslim you would have been singing a different song...

Anonymous said...

We do not worship the same God......no spirit filled born again Christian will marry a Muslim.....the bible says a man will leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife....this is not true marriage in the sight of God as we know as Christians cos they are not one in spirit....yes they are a good couple who love each other but by bible standards this is not an ideal marriage....how can one be in mosque and another in church then you say u are one in spirit?

Anonymous said...

"Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers", talk more of marriage. Madam, your Christianity should be queried.

MY TURN said...

Anonymous said...
Most Catholics are not horn again o they just go to church for going sake....any true born again spirit filled Christian will never marry a Muslim.... What has light to do with darkness? We don't worship the same God......if you had married a northern Muslim you would have been singing a different song...
March 29, 2015 at 3:03 AM

You fool are the darkness. Bloody bigot.

Ade Olasengbe said...

is ok

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