The Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has said that the future generation would be spared the agony and evils of present day social vices prevalent in the society, if parents would go back to the positive basic role of parenting.
Dr Ikpeazu regretted that many parents have neglected the role of shaping positively the lives of children committed in their care by God and this have seen many of them become threat to the society instead of being pride and useful to their parents and the state.
Speaking during the dedication and thanksgiving service of Gweremarachi and Chimemalam Wamah, the twins babies of the State Head of Service (HOS), Sir Onyii Wamah held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Cathedral Parish, Umuikpeyi Nvosi in IsialaNgwa South Local government, charged parents to reflect on how beautiful they have fared in living up to the responsibilities of bringing up their children in line with God’s injunction.
Represented by his deputy, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu, Dr ikpeazu described children as precious gifts from God stating that God ordained procreation in fulfillment of His injunction to man to go and multiply and replenish the earth.
He therefore warned that to engage in abortion or encourage it negates God’s divine purpose and assignment for man.
The governor appreciated God for what He has done in the life of Sir Onyii Wamah and his family in blessing them with wonderful twin babies and prayed that God’s mercies and grace would always manifest in their lives to enable them become useful and worthy ambassadors of their parents, the state and the society at large.
Dr Ikpeazu used the forum to appreciate the Church for their fervent and sustained prayers on the governance of the state which have not only contributed to the peace, stability and progress of the state but on the modest achievements the government have recorded in all aspect of development across the state and urged them not to relent as government would always identify with them as partners in development.
In his words of appreciation, the State HOS and father of the twins, Sir Onyii Wamah said that he had every cause to glorify and thanked God stating that he was overwhelmed with joy for experiencing God’s double blessings several years after they had their last child.
Sir Wamah thanked the state governor and his deputy, government functionaries, friends and well wishers for their great show of love and for identifying with him and his family at this period of joy and thanksgiving.
Earlier in his sermon, entitled: Divine rescue from poverty, sickness and death, the Parish Priest, Rev Father Pascal Ahamba reminded Christians that various afflictions and storms are problems man had to contend with in life but assured that God would always show up and rescue of His people if they would exercise great faith in Him just like the woman with the issue of blood and Jairus did and received instant solution to their problems.
Father Ahamba stressed the need for Christians to separate themselves from the crowd and do the extraordinary just like the two did in order to get answer to their needs.