The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yakubu Dogara, has urged parents to live up to the responsibility of raising children in a godly manner.
This is contained in a statement issued by speaker’s spokesman, Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja on Sunday.
Dogara spoke at the dedication of twin daughters of former Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Prof. Suleman Bogoro, at the Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Centre, Bauchi on Sunday.
He said all human beings were created to live under God’s shadow, hence the necessity of dedicating new born beings to God as was done by the parents.
“Everything that has breath, are created to live in a certain atmosphere. If you take man or woman outside God’s presence, he will die.
“It is always a privilege and great gift to be a father or mother. So, when we have children we should participate in shaping, moulding and directing them,” he said.
The speaker congratulated the family for the gift, which came 26 years after their son and prayed God to grant the couple who wait upon the Lord for the gift of children their heart desired
In his sermon, COCIN Vice President, Rev. Obed Dashen, enjoined parents and the Christian community to collectively ensure good upbringing of children.
Dashen urged parents to take up their responsibility and reverence to God in counselling children as well as show them love in order to be godly.
On his part, the COCIN President, Dr Dachollom Datiri, commended Dogara on the manner he was running the affairs of the House of Representatives.
Datiri, who was represented by his predecessor, Rev. Soja Bewarang, urged the speaker not to be distracted by challenges from whatever corner.
The cleric further enjoined Dogara to be courageous, adding that the current accusations and counter-accusations over 2016 budget padding would soon be over.
A. former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Abdulmumin Jubrin (APC-Kano), accused the leadership of the House of padding the budget.
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