Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, Calls for Responsible Parenthood
In a passionate appeal, the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, has urged Nigerians to exercise responsible parenthood by having only the number of children they can adequately care for.
The minister emphasized the detrimental impact of maltreatment on children, citing the need for vigilance and community involvement.
Addressing Maltreatment Issues: Collaborative Efforts Needed
Minister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye addressed the prevalent issue of maltreatment, emphasizing that while having a house help is not a problem, maltreating them poses a significant challenge.
She called on Nigerians to be vigilant and report cases of child maltreatment to the appropriate authorities.
Enlightening Communities: Neighbors and Teachers as Key Advocates
The minister highlighted the role of neighbors and teachers in addressing child welfare issues.
She stressed the importance of community enlightenment, urging neighbors and educators to be proactive in identifying signs of child maltreatment.
The media, according to the minister, also plays a crucial role in raising awareness about this critical issue.
Parental Responsibility: A Plea to Uphold Children’s Welfare
Expressing concern for the well-being of children, Minister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye pleaded with parents to refrain from having more children than they can adequately train and support.
She underscored the unfairness of subjecting children to unnecessary suffering and emphasized the need for parents to take responsibility for their offspring.
Work Ethic and Responsible Parenting: Minister’s Message to Parents
The minister addressed the issue of laziness among some parents, urging them to work hard and provide for their children.
She discouraged the adoption of children to others without proper oversight, emphasizing the potential risks and hardships faced by such children.
Minister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye called for a shift in mindset, advocating that parents have only as many children as they can responsibly train.
As the Minister of Women Affairs passionately advocates for responsible parenting, her message resonates with the need for collective efforts to ensure the well-being and proper upbringing of children across Nigeria.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn