By Morenike Tony-Esan / Dayo Adu

It is important for fathers to have compassion on their children in their bid to instill discipline in them.
A Preacher, Sister Lara Israel-Adeyemi gave the charge in a sermon at The New Covenant Church, Basorun Centre, Ibadan at the celebration of 2024 Fathers’ Day.
Sister Israel-Adeyemi said when fathers were too strict, the children tended to be rebellious.
She thus appealed to deadbeat fathers to change their attitude and be responsible.

The Preacher who spoke on the topic, “The Merciful Father” and read from psalm 103 Verses 8-14 said God is great in mercy and compassionate who forgives men whatever their sins are.
Sister Israel-Adeyemi who noted that godly children are evidences of good fathers appealed to them to be good mirror to their children.

Highlight of the service was the presentation of gifts to the fathers.

In the same vein, Two Clerics have charged fathers to devote time for the upbringing of their children rather than sending money for their upkeep.

They gave the advice, in an interview with Radio Nigeria on the occasion of this year’s International Father’s Day.

Missioner and Chief Imam, Ansar-ud-deen Society of Nigeria, Agbowo Branch, Alhaji Abdulfatai Yaqub explained that the supervision of fathers on children goes along way in checkmating them against exhibiting social vices.

He noted that great prophets of reckon prioritised the teaching and nurturing of their children so as to bequeath good legacy to them and next generation.

In the same vein, the Priest in charge of Wonderland Baptist church, Orogun, Rev’d Peter Oláníyì, enjoined fathers to seek alternative income to enable them beat the soci-economic challenges of the nation in their strive to discharge their responsibilities to the family.

He advised them to cut down on their excesses and learn vocational skills that would earn them additional income so as to discharge their family obligations.

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