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Fathers urged to be role models, instill respect for girl-child

As Nigeria joined the rest of the world to mark Father’s Day yesterday, man has been enjoined to be true fathers by leading in honesty and integrity in whatever position they find themselves at home, in society or the country at large.

Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, Lagos State chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), made this known yesterday. He explained that qualities of true fathers are righteousness, honesty, integrity, discipline and accountability to mention a few, stressing that true fathers are always dedicated to God and their families.

Bamgbola admonished fathers to live responsibly, with a heart of love for others as well as being a good role model for their wife and children to follow.

On his part, Bishop Olusola Ore, Lagos State Chairman, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), called on fathers to train their children on how to constantly value and respect women and the girl-child.

In his message to the fathers, the bishop of the diocese of Aguata, Rt. Rev. Chukwudi Aguata, urged fathers to live up to their expectations by bringing up their children in a moral way that would stem down the tide of moral decadence in the country.

Aguata, who described fathers as custodians of their homes, said huge responsibility is placed on their soldiers much more than providing for the need of the family. According to him, the responsibility extends to ensuring that their children are brought up to become better citizens of the country and quality leaders of tomorrow.

The cleric tasks every father not to chase money at the expense of bringing up their children in the fear of the Lord. He also called on mothers to give quality assistance to their husbands in the upbringing of their children.

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