Uduaghan, Oritsejafor advise on proper child training
•Judge turns 90
Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) President Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor have urged parents to pay attention to the upbringing of their children.
They said the failure of parents to inculcate good values in their children was responsible for many societal ills.
Uduaghan and Pastor Oritsejafor spoke at the weekend in Warri at the 90th birthday thanksgiving service for Justice Silvanus Ajuyah, father of the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Charles Ajuyah (SAN).
Uduaghan said: “I urge parents to bring up their children in a way that when they leave you, people can give positive testimonies about them. In life, three things are important: God first, your family second and your work third. Don’t let your work overshadow your family; don’t be too busy that you have no time for your family.
“It is true that most of the criminals we see today are people who have challenges at home. Such deviant children, in the long run, harm and hurt their parents.”
The governor hailed Justice Ajuyah for instilling discipline in his children, adding: “You can know the character of a man or a woman through his children. I have noticed three things about Justice Ajuyah’s children: discipline, serious mindedness and thoroughness. His children portray the discipline that was imbibed in them by their parents. You can see the importance of upbringing in his children.
“Charles reflects the virtues of hard work, thoroughness and punctuality of his father. I have a feeling that the children, in all their endeavours, see their parents watching them. They are propelled to be dedicated and disciplined.”
Pastor Orisejafor said Justice Ajuyah and his wife played a significant role in his upbringing, describing the celebrator as “my pride and that of so many people”.
The CAN President said parents must play a major role in the moulding of their children, lamenting that this God-assigned role has been neglected by many, resulting in the increasing number of criminals in the society.
The officiating minister, Ven. Best Agbolayah, described Justice Ajuyah as “integrity, punctuality and dedication personified”, urging people to build lasting legacies.
One of the celebrator’s sons, Lawrence; former Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) President Thompson Okpoko and others, in their remarks, described Justice Ajuyah as “a man of integrity, hard work, dedication, thoroughness and forthrightness”.
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