Christmas: Otti’s wife advises parents to instill moral values in their children

Priscilla Otti

UMUAHIA (Sundiata Scholar) – The Governor of Abia State’s wife, Mrs. Priscilla Otti, has urged parents to teach their kids morality so that they can develop strong character from an early age.

At her office’s Christmas party for kids on Friday at Government House in Umuahia, Mrs. Otti delivered this charge.

She claimed that raising children with strong moral principles is essential to improving society.

“The bible in Proverbs 22:6 tells us to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it’.

“These words highlight the significance of guiding and nurturing our children in a manner that aligns with positive values.

“This biblical injunction serves as a reminder that the lessons we impart on our children today will have a lasting impact on their character and future,” she said.

Otti went on to say that raising children well brings blessings to the family and better equips them for the future.

According to her, a child’s development and character can be greatly impacted by an active role in guiding and nurturing their moral development.

She said that commitment and consistency in instilling values are key to ensuring moral development.

She described parenting as a very challenging but an incredibly rewarding journey.

“In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to overlook the small moments that shape a child’s understanding of right and wrong.

“I encourage parents to take time to engage in meaningful conversations with their children, lead by example and create an environment that fosters kindness, empathy and respect,” Otti said.

She encouraged the Abia children to follow their parents’ counsel, noting that doing so would help mould them into good role models as they grew older.

Otti vowed to keep striving to provide a setting in which each and every Abia child would have the chance to flourish and realise their full potential.

The government’s commitment to ensuring the welfare and well-being of the Abia child was underlined in a statement made by Mrs. Blessing Felix, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Felix stated that the government wished to guarantee that each child had a healthy emotional, social, and psychological development. Felix was represented by Mrs. Ogechi Oguama, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.

The event featured dance competition, singing and distribution of gifts.