Help Nigeria, raise morally upright children – Mrs Okowa to women
By Nosa Akenzua
The wife of the Delta state governor, Mrs Edith Okowa, on Wednesday, raised the alarm about the welfare of children, praying Nigerian women to “help our nation, raise morally upright children.”
Mrs Okowa, who spoke to journalists in Asaba, after meeting with some members of executive of the Police Officers’ Wives Association (POWA) in her office, frowned at the frequent reports on most children in the streets engaged in selling pure water during school hours instead of going to school for studies.
She emphasised the need for mothers to pay attention to their children saying “The devils are on rampage and our children should not be victims and should not be allowed to be used as tools. I have seen children in the streets selling pure water and this is not good for the society. The upbringing of children will determine their future. The armed robbers of today have parents and, perhaps, their parents did their best. And this may not have been good enough. I want to however call on parents to always put in their best to ensure that their children are not part of the drop outs in the society.”
Mrs Okowa explained that life was better lived with eternity in view, hence the need for all to leave behind legacies that would outlive them, especially with the care of their children. She added that “Our mothers should set goals for their children and ensure all is well rather than allowing them to roam the streets as vagrants without hope.”
She commended dutiful mothers and urged them to be consistent in prayers for their children’s success, adding that women or mothers played huge roles in the success of their children.
In her remarks, the wife of the state commissioner of police, and chairman of the association, Hajiya Zainab Muhammad, said that the visit to the Delta state First Lady was to inform her of the new leadership of Delta POWA as well as to appreciate her efforts to impact lives, adding that the vision of POWA was in line with that of the 05 initiative.