DIRECTOR, Center for Moral Mentorship, Aisha Maureen Edward has stressed the importance of good family upbringing, even as she charged women to inculcate moral virtues into their children.
Edward, who was a guest speaker at a conference held by members of Advocacy for Gender Equity, Education and Women Empowerment (AGEEWE) under the theme ‘Power of the woman in the family’, explained that the power of building successful society free of deceit and crime are in women, been the mother.
She equally charged women to refrain from telling lies especially on phone in the presence of their children because according to her, such unholy life does not only inculcate immoral behaviour into their children but also make them to lose respect to them, the parents.
Enumerating some distinguished women of Anambra State extractions across disciplines, Edward enjoined women to intensify effort at educating their children on the importance of knowing their genetic status before marriage with a view to eliminating proliferation of sickle cell anemia disorder in the society, as well as to sensitising the public, the government and the church on why the 2002 Anambra State Sickle Cell Disorder Law must be enforced. This is the time to do so that we can prevent the incessant untimely death that has befalling this society. the children welfare should be considered as a major priority and the bastardization of widows group. It should be the responsibility of the mothers to speak out and do something when the situation of their health challenged children are abused courtesy of people without conscience or so called NGOs. She also enjoined them to always work in partnership with the government through the women affairs ministry to be able to achieve a better result. She warned that any services rendered to the government must be done genuinely and not an eye service formula for the betterment of the society and our future generation.
She warned that women should learn to support each other especially those at the helm of the affairs in government both federal, state and local government level rather than running them down since uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. Her commendation ” I will like to commend the wife of the GOVERNOR OBIANO who is on a rigorous tour to the 21 local government Area in Anambra State to Say THANK YOU and SPREAD THE LOVE OF YULETIDE SEASON to the grass-root. and THE likes of SEN. STELLA ODUA, UCHE EKWUNIFE in the federal for doing us proud in her appointment in the senate as the chairman of senate on down stream petroleum sector. These Amazon’s of honour and great virtues are really doing us proud and should be encouraged and supported despite the challenging time of the society gender discrimination s and gross sabotage of female contribution in good governance, not minding their political affiliations. God can only strengthen them and reward their magnanimous contributions in building Anambra and the nation as a whole. My dearest mothers please emulate them if you can and do not wait during political campaigns to support them or be bought over, She Concluded.
In a remark earlier, Dr. Anthonia Nwadukwe, Executive Director, Advocacy for Gender Equity, Education and Women Empowerment (AGEEWE) disclosed that the group objective was to arouse public interest to the concert of gender equity, highlight the necessity for men and women to learn to complement each other roles in every sector in the interest of family, community and nation.
Nwadukwe added that they advocate for the importance of paying early attention to the upbringing of children in their formative years, empower the youths to boost their socio-economic status and relevance.
She noted that they would continue with their intensive sensitisation, education and training programmes, presentations and petitions to appropriate quarters on issues bordering on women’s rights, privileges, expectations as well as adverse cultural and societal practices, sponsoring of bills, monitoring of government programmes, and others to ensure they are favourable to the youth and women.