Synod tasks parents on child upbringing

The Primate of All Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev Nicholas Okoh, has charged parents to take the upbringing of their children seriously since the family is the foundation of the society.
He gave the charge in his Presidential Address to the nation at the formal opening of the 2018 Second Session of the Tenth Synod of the Diocese of Abuja held at the Basilica of Grace Church Apo in the Gudu District, Abuja.
The Primate said that if children are properly raised, they will build a strong and virile  society.
Archbishop Okoh stressed the need to have “quality population” in the country, regretting that there are many people of less value in the country.
According to him, there are countries with less population but everyone is highly valued because of their contributions to the society.
Bishop of the Diocese of Offa, the Rt. Rev. Akintunde Popoola, who was the guest preacher at the opening service of the synod, said that some parents have turned their wayward children to their gods.
He called on mothers and fathers to have intimate knowledge of God so as to impart it to their children.
Also speaking at day-two of the synod on the theme, the Christian Family, the personal assistant to the primate, Ven. Kingsley Obah, said that when any parent begins to cast aspersion on his or her children, calling them lazy, it is a sign of failed parenthood.
A leader that is given to nepotism, favoritism, or tribalism has thrown merit into the trash bin and has betrayed the quality of leadership,” he said.