An Abuja-based cleric, Ben Idumeh, has called on the 10th Assembly to consider introducing bills that will promote fatherhood and strengthen family bonds.
According to him, this is important as a result of the crucial role fathers play in having a sane society.
Idumeh, who is the Vicar of St. James Anglican Church of Abuja, also urged President Bola Tinubu to ensure he acts as a father figure to all Nigerians, irrespective of their ethnic groups and political affiliation.
He spoke during the 2023 Father’s Day celebration in Abuja on Sunday.
Idumeh said, “Fathers play a vital role in shaping a society and a country at large. I will urge the National Assembly to come up with a bill to promote fatherhood and as well strengthen family bonds. Family is the foundation of every nation.
“Also, the president should see himself as a father to all irrespective of where you are from, the religion you practice, and also the political party you belong to. He should see himself as representing every family and ensuring that the well-being of every citizen remains his priority,” he said.
Also, Emeka Etiaba, SAN, urged fathers to be alive to their responsibilities, adding that the level of vices in society could be attributed to a dysfunctional family.
He said, “Father’s Day is meant to make fathers aware of their responsibilities. If we had responsible families, society would be more responsible than we found it today. It is the decadence at the family level that is showing forth in society.”