The Vicar, Saint Matthews Anglican Church Maitama Abuja Venerable Ephraim Akanya has called on the Federal Government to urgently address the state of insecurity, kidnappings, human trafficking and other challenges in which Women are at the receiving end.
Addressing the congregation during this year’s mothers Sunday, Venerable Akanya said the present situation was depriving women from contributing immensely to the socio economic development of the country.
Venerable Akanya who also identified lack of good parenting as one of the causes of insecurity, kidnappings, and other vices in the country called on women not to leave their responsibilities to house helps rather support every good initiatives that would make home to be peaceful.
The Anglican Priest however stressed the need for parents to also nurture their children with the words of God and inculcate moral values in them right from the childhood for a peaceful society.
In a sermon, the guest Preacher Ms Amal Pepple while appealing to mothers not to allow the economy situation in the country affect proper upbringing of their children emphasized the need for security agencies to ensure the safety of lives and other insecurity that is threatening national peace.
The president of the mothers union in the church Mrs Rose Akanya urged mothers to leave responsibly and strive at all times to be supportive to their husbands.
The congregation offered special prayers for Divine intervention at homes that are facing challenges.