The role of women in family and society has been re- emphasized, with a charge on them to impart Godly principles on their children.
This was harped on during the annual Conference of the Women’s Wing of Awka Development Union, Nigeria, held in Awka, the State capital.
Correspondent Kenechukwu Chukwudi reports that
women are indispensable in building the family, especially in the upbringing of children, and this appears to have informed the focus of the Conference of Women’s Wing of Awka Development Union, Nigeria, on raising Godly children to stem the tide of cultism and other social vices.
The President General of Women’s Wing of the Union, Barrister Oge Ekweozor said the Conference sought to tackle developmental issues that affect Awka, and by extension, the society, nothing that parents must begin to raise their children consciously.
Barrister Ekweozor pointed out that their plan to build a Multipurpose Civic centre is to empower women and youths; as stakeholders in development and growth of Awka.
In her remark, the President of Port Harcourt branch of the Women’s Wing, Dr. Vivian Ozoekwe, explained that the group is made up of women married in Awka, adding that the annual Conference offers opportunity to reach out to women from the thirty three villages of Awka and beyond; on how to be prayerful and raise Godly children.
A retired Comptroller of Nigerian Correctional Services, Mrs. Gladys Okafor and a foundation member of the group, Dr. Zelunjo Igweze, said children are what parents make of them, not minding the challenges of parenting, and noted that the group has always used its fora to impact on women and the girl child.
Another member of the Union, Mrs. Ebele Okoye, who noted that divorce affects the training of children, advised women to be submissive, forgiving and work together with their husbands to bring about growth and value in their families, while a PDP Chieftain, Valentine Ozigbo said the place of women is critical in every aspect of the society and advocated more leadership position for them.
The event featured award presentation to deserving members and others, fund raising for the group’s Multipurpose Civic centre, cultural dance and interactive session.