Ambode’s Wife Urges Women to Fortify Children with Right Virtues
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Mrs Bolanle Ambode has urged women to use their strategic position as home builders to fortify their children and wards with right virtues so as to stem the tide of rape and teenage pregnancy in the society.
She said this at a special Lagos Women Forum put together by her office held at Police College in Ikeja, adding that as coordinators of the family unit, women have the responsibility to bring up their children in most decent ways and be good examples to them.
“We as women have a great role to play in combating the social evils of rape and teenage pregnancy. Our natural role as mothers and coordinators of the family unit, imposes responsibilities on us, to bring up the boy and the girl child in the most decent way, to stem the tide of rape and teenage pregnancy in our society,” she said.
According to her, young girls who suffer abuse and become pregnant stand the risk of medical complications, adding, “Conscious effort must be made in their upbringing to achieve the desired results including early enrolment in school, sound moral lessons and exposure to the ways and things of God.”
Besides, Mrs Ambode expressed concern over the disturbing trend of domestic violence against women which sometimes result in deaths, saying it was time for women to come together and jointly speak out against the menace.
“By publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes that breed violence in the homes and everywhere. We must insist that domestic violence is social crimes and not acceptable in our society. That is why we have brought seasoned speakers, to talk to us on issues of social menace, and our expected roles as mothers and home builders,” she stated.