Rivers State Deputy Governor Dr. (Mrs.) Ipalibo Harry Banigo has urged fathers to be positive role models to their children.
Dr. Banigo stated this in a goodwill message from the Government House in Port Harcourt to commemorate the 2018 Father’s Day Celebration.
According to Dr. Banigo “fathers are shapers of destiny and the onus lies on them to give their children godly tutelage in order to make them responsible citizens in future”.
She said families become dysfunctional when fathers shirk their responsibilities, noting that children are greatly influenced by the conduct of their fathers which in turn shapes the Children’s destiny.
The Deputy Governor wished the State Chief Executive, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, and all the fathers in the State a Happy father’s Day.
It would be recalled that the third Sunday in June is set aside as Father’s Day each year.