… urges Diligence in Children Upbringing

Wife of Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Olayemi Oyebanji, has charged Christian women not to lose hope in Nigeria but always pray for the country to reclaim its lost glory and fulfill its potentials for the benefit of its citizens.

Dr. Oyebanji said although the country is presently passing through a difficult situation, a season of refreshing is on the horizon in which things will take a good shape and Nigerians will enjoy relief.

The Ekiti State First Lady gave the words of hope on Sunday while making her speech as the special guest of honour at the Annual Women Anniversary and Thanksgiving of the Good Women Association (Tabitha Sisters), Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Rejoice Arena, Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

Dr. Oyebanji noted that the prevailing economic hardship is a global phenomenon but assured that with prayers of women and other Nigerians, the tough times will fade away to usher in times of relief and refreshing.

She also used to forum to call for prayers for her husband, Governor Biodun Oyebanji to finish well and strong in his avowed commitment to make Ekiti a place of economic prosperity, investment destination and an enviable state in the comity of states in Nigeria.

Dr. Oyebanji said praying for the prosperity of Ekiti under the administration of her husband will translate to huge benefits for all inhabitants of the state and the investors who are willing to do business in the Land of Honour.

Dwelling on the theme of the thanksgiving, “A Vessel of Noble Use,” Dr. Oyebanji identified the womenfolk as very important stakeholders in positively shaping the destiny of their states and nation citing examples of great women in the Bible who made exploits and positively affected their generation.

The First Lady urged her audience to always strive to be women of honour and women that stand for God wherever they find themselves as all eyes are on them to distinguish themselves at critical period in their families and the society at large.

While noting that getting married and having children are not enough, Dr. Oyebanji said much work needs to be done by women to ensure that their children succeed in life and turn out well in whatever they choose to do in life in various fields of human endeavour.

Dr. Oyebanji said women as mothers must be ready to pray for their children for them to fulfill their God-given destiny, positively contribute to humanity and be a blessing to their generation.

She equally charged women to be watchful on their children and discourage them from being wrongly influenced by some negative things they view on social media which she noted is one of the negative effects of information technology on the younger generation.

Dr. Oyebanji who further stressed that women occupy strategic positions in taking good care of their husbands and children also charged them to always take good care of themselves especially in the area of health and wellness.

According to her, women should eat good things including fruits and vegetables and also go for medical checkup from time to time. She added that women should also endeavour to look good and maintain personal hygiene for them to enjoy longevity and reap the fruits of their labour.

Earlier in her sermon, Dr. Onisola Duyilemi charged women on being a good vessel of noble use for God and also make impact in their generation.

Dr. Duyilemi encouraged women to emulate the examples of Ruth, Naomi and Mary in the Bible who remained very good examples to virtuous women.

She emphasized on the godly characteristics of a virtuous woman which included integrity, sincerity, uprightness among others stressing that women must have a repentant heart and allowed correction in order to have a smooth relationship with their mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law.

The event also featured special prayer for families, peace and progress of Ekiti State and Nigeria.

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