– VP Yemi Osinbajo has advised Men to honour their wives
– He also stated that young men should be trained on how to treat women well
As part of the Fathers’ Day celebration which took place worldwide with Nigeria not being left out, Nigerian Vice Pres., Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has joined in the celebration as he directed his message to fathers and young men.
The Vice Pres. in a statement with the state house correspondents after the Fathers’ Day Service at the Aso Villa Chaple called on men to honour their wives.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the statement released by his Special Assistant, Laolu Akande said that women should be treated equally.
He also called on fathers to train young men on how to treat women.
The statement read: “Fathers, as you know, have very important role to play in any human society or setting. I think it was (former US) President Barack Obama who said that it’s not the ability to father a child, or the ability to have a child that makes you a father, it is the courage to raise one. That’s really what makes you a father.
“I think that the responsibility of fatherhood is absolutely immense, whether one is a biological father to children or one who wants to take care of other children. All of us have a role to play, not just in the lives of our children, but so many others; those who have no fathers, even some who have fathers; to whom we have a responsibility to set examples to lead exemplary lives. And to bring them up, as the scriptures says, in the way of the Lord.
“So, the responsibility of the father is incredible indeed. One of the most important things is to teach our young men growing up that they must honour women, not just their wives. Of course, you must honour and love your wife, but I think it is also very important that we honour women. We shouldn’t treat them as subordinates; they are not. They are created equal to men. But most importantly, we must honour them and recognize their roles as partners, not just in families, but in society as well.”