Martins tasks parents, government on child upbringing

Rev. Dr. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins has challenged parents on the need to bring up their children in the right way, especially with those values that hinge on sound education, even as he encouraged young people to jettison the fear associated with marital commitment because marriage is a sign of maturity and acceptance of values that distinguish adults from children, which necessarily do not have to do with money, beauty or transient things.

At the event premised on recognising those who have faithfully dedicated themselves to marriage life tagged: “Celebrating Married Life With the Archbishop,” with the theme: ‘Marriage, a place to grow in grace’ held at the Catholic Church of The Ascension, Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Martins explained that the aim was to celebrate those who have embraced the true meaning of marriage and lived it for a number of years, with a view to dissuading those that take delight in watering down marriage values.

He urged government to see education as a veritable instrument for preparing children for their role as future leaders and should therefore commit more money to it, as well as create enabling environment for parents to educate their children.

Martins also advised government to create conducive environment for children to be gainfully employed after their education, by allowing the private sector to play its role in the economy and desist from stifling private enterprises through taxation or cumbersome policies that tend to make them inactive.

The President, Lagos Archdiocesan Confraternity of Christian Mothers, Mrs. Rosaline Adeniyi disclosed that the programme was initiated at the instance of the Cardinal, the Archbishop Emeritus, Lagos Archdiocese, Anthony Olubunmi Okogie to celebrate and appreciate all men and women in marriage from 10 to 100 years.



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