First Lady Marks Mothers’ Day At Aso Villa Chapel

Jonathan embraces Patience at Villa Chapel SundayAs Nigeria joins the rest of the world this Sunday to celebrate and honour mothers worldwide, the First Lady, Dame Patience Faka Jonathan has described the women of Nigeria as “heroines” of the nation having contributed immensely to improving family
values and cohesion.
She spoke at the special service to mark the Mothers’ day at the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja.
She paid tribute to the strength and resourcefulness of the Nigerian women, while calling for the removal of impediments that have posed challenges to the progress and development of women and the girl-child.
The First Lady felicitated with women nationwide and praises great Nigerian women who have stood for the rebirth and transformation of a new Nigeria.
She further urged Nigerian women to continue to use their positions as peace-makers and bridge-builders to work for peaceful co-existence in Nigeria.
“Women are home builders and peacemakers. A mother does not discriminate; she shares and she endures. A mother forgives, she loves naturally and unconditionally. Real mothers unite
the nation and render selfless service to humanity”.
Dame Patience Jonathan took advantage of the day to appeal to mothers’ use their enourmous influence in bringing up their children with the fear of the Lord. Quoting from the book of Proverbs Chapter 22 verse 6, the First Lady implores parents to take advantage of the
formative years of their children to teach them the difference between right and wrong.
She reminds all of the sanctity of motherhood, one that deserves the highest regard
in adoration and respect.
“As we celebrate our mothers today, I encourage all of us, to serve the best interest of Mothers everywhere. Honor her, respect her, show respect to her role and give her
the value she deserves”.
Guest speaker, Wife of the Bishop of Jos Anglican Archdiocese, Mrs. Gloria Kwashi spoke on making use of opportunities in challenging time to raise children for God
Gifts were presented to the First Lady, mother of the President, mama Eunice Jonathan and other women by the church for their efforts towards reinstating the noble role of Motherhood
in Nigeria. .

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