By NWOGHA NDUBUISI ANDY, Abakaliki
An erstwhile Minister of Power and Steel, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Chief Godwin Ogbaga has called on parents to redouble their roles on the training and care of their children to alleviate social vices facing the society these days.
Chief Ogbaga made the call on Sunday while interacting with Newsnen during the dedication and thanksgiving service ceremony held in the honour of the son of the Publisher and Managing Editor of Leaders Prime Newspaper, little Master Gracious Akuabata Benz at Omega Fire Ministry in Abakaliki.
The former Honourable Minister observed that every child has right to quality training by their parents to meet up with their future callings in the society.
According to him, every family has to be very courageous by giving out their best to their wards to ease alleviation of the social vices trailing the contemporary society.
“Parents should know that among the children within our midst like these, we have future governors. We have future ministers, future pastors and future commissioners, even future Presidents. This is why it is important that parents take good care of their children by way of training them very well. The children have the right to earn a very good background training. Because, if the family is good, the community is expected to be good. The state will be good and by extension, the entire society.”Families are encouraged to take good care of their children. And when they take care of their children, in turn, they take care of families in the society to avert social vices”, he hinted.
Earlier, Chief Ogbaga congratulated the Dr. and Mrs. Tiben Benz Nwali family on their child dedication and thanksgiving service in the church, wishing them God’s blessings, good health and divine protection.
He noted that Dr. Tiben Benz Nwali has been a very honest and active media man in Ebonyi State, believing that God would continue to bless him while admiring his commitment to his professional job towards the societal building; stressing that, journalism should be seen as an honest occupation.
The elder statesman equally advised families looking for the fruit of the womb to always rely and pray to God, assuring them that, “there is nothing impossible before God.”