On the occasion of this year’s father’s day, a Chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), Dr Emeka Kalu has congratulated fathers all over the world on this year’s father’s day.
In his father’s day message signed by him, Kalu described fatherhood as a thing of joy. He singled out those who exemplified the key responsibilities of fatherhood as courageous.
The former Gubernatorial aspirant, quoted, The family: A Proclamation to the World, reminding fathers their some of their duties to the family.
“As an important part of His plan of happiness, Heavenly Father has appointed men to become husbands and fathers. This lesson focuses on their responsibilities: “By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families”
The Director General of Atikulated Campaign Group Worldwide further tasks Nigerian men on nation building, he said, the task of building a better Nigeria should be propagated by men of goodwill to secure the future of the masses and generations unborn.
“I congratulate all men of goodwill on the auspicious occasion of this year’s Father’s Day. Indeed, it’s a thing of joy to be a father.
We must rise up to the occasion of defending what’s left for our children as a nation and, that’s nation building.
There’s a deep gap between our leaders and followers; it’s in our place to bridge the gap for a prosperous nation. The task of nation building should be our responsibility. Therefore, I urge all men of goodwill to defend what we have as nation to make Nigeria a better place.”
Kalu, who is also the Director General of Global Initiative for Good Governance(GIGG), further urged the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to invest heavily in the public health sector to increase the life expectancy rate of Nigerians which is one of the lowest in the world according to World Health Organisation. He said the failure of the APC government in all sectors has become embarrassing.
“While I wish fathers good health and long life, the federal government needs to invest in our health sector. Our life expectancy rate is one of the lowest in the world with about 55% for men.”
“We cannot progress effectively as a nation with the kind of health system we have now. Our health care system should be properly funded to save lives”.