The Managing Director of Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Uche Lloyd Iheanacho wedded his heartthrob, Amy Akudo Iheakanwa.
The wedding which took place in Lagos recently was chaired by a former Chairman of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), Dr. Chris Asoluka.
Many stakeholders in the maritime sector of the economy as well as those in the oil and gas industry also graced the occasion in honour of the groom’s father, a former Minister of Interior and Chairman of Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ihenacho said the event is a thing of great joy as he saw his first son make a major development in life.
“I am excited that Uche makes this beautiful decision to get married to an amazing lady and I see it as a sign of great responsibility. Obviously, it also shows that we are following the instructions in the Bible which admonishes that people should at some point in their lives leave their parents and embrace their wives”, he said.
The veteran oil and gas operator, advised the newly wedded couple to prioritize tolerance, love and respect, stressing that these virtues will preserve peace and strengthen their union.
According to him, nobody is 100 percent perfect. So, I’ll advise that they love one-another and tolerate each other.
The bridegroom who has been managing his father’s firm in recent years was to have bumped into Akudo during his grandmother’s service of songs in Apapa 2017.
Akudo born in Sydney, Australia, returned to Nigeria in 2017 to pursue business opportunities, connect communities and create a new narrative for Nigerian design, but found love and a husband in Uche.
The wedding ceremony was graced by eminent personalities including the Group Managing Director, Rainoil Limited, Dr. Gabriel Ogbechie OON; Chairperson, Brittania-U Nigeria Limited, Uju Ifejika; Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Nigeria Ship Owners Association (NISA), Chief Isaac Jolapomo; President, Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES), Engr. Israel Obadan.
Others were the President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, Mrs. Eunice Ezeoke; Chairperson, Zoe Maritime Resources Limited, Mrs. Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore; President, National Association of Master Mariners (NAMM), Captain Tadjudeen Alao; Vice President, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), Mrs. Ifeanyiwa Akerele; President, Nigeria Ship Owners Association (NISA), Mr. Sola Adewunmi; and the Nigerian Coordinator for African Women in Maritime (WIMAFRICA), Mrs. Gloria Kanabe.