Fathers Day: Cleric knocks men for reneging their duties

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (M); Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, with other Fathers during Father’s Day Church Service at Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja on Sunday. photo: /Callistus Ewelike/EO/NAN

By Maureen Atuonwu

A Methodist cleric, Rev Chibueze Nmesirionye, has urged fathers to live up to responsibilities as heads of their households.

Preaching a sermon to mark the 2018 Father’s Day at the Central Methodist Church, Uwani Enugu, Nmesirionye said that as gatekeepers of the family, fathers should endeavour to train their children in the way of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The cleric attributed increasing social vices among the youth to lack of attention by many fathers as they left the responsibility of child rearing to their wives.

“A father is the head of the family, a leader, gatekeeper and an example to be followed and should drive the family on the right way to go,’’ he said.

Nmesirionye also urged fathers to strive for peace in their homes and always participate in church activities and imbibe their children with good and strong morals.

The event featured presentations of gifts to fathers by individuals and groups in the church.

Father’s day is a celebration in honour of fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and their influence in the society.

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