From Juliana Taiwo- Obalonye, Abuja
WIFE of the Vice President, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, has raised the alarm that “Nigerian women are on the verge of extinction following reports of various abuses of women and girls in the country.”
Mrs. Osinbajo said this during the celebration of this year’s Mothering Sunday at the Aso Villa Chapel, in Abuja.
She lamented that women and girls were no longer safe in the country as they they were being sexually abused, abducted and killed.
“The girls are under threat,” she said.
Mrs. Osinbajo urged parents to always charge their children, especially the girl child to maintain the right virtues, asking: “What do you teach them because they cannot give what they don’t have? The mothers of tomorrow cannot be mothers if they don’t have what it takes.”
Mrs Osinbajo, however, saluted the strength of mothers.
“I thank God for what mothers do; they take care of the child, train the child, etc.
“I thank God for the joy mothers bring. I pray more grace, more wisdom and more strength for all mothers,” she said.
Also, in her sermon, wife of the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Church, Mrs Becky Enenche said a mother is one of the greatest gift to humanity.
“She is an asset,” she said, and urged mothers to ensure that they guide their children, “pray for them all the time, receive direction from God concerning them, know them, teach them family values and be involved in their developmental stage.”
Mrs. Enenche, who charged mothers not to favour one child against another, said “all these make one a great woman.”
She called on the children to obey their parents, honour and fear them at all times.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Chaplain of Aso Villa Church, Pastor Seyi Malomo, were among those at the service.