Be A Courageous Father—Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Sunday that it is not the ability to bear a child that makes one a father, but the courage to raise one.

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Prof. Osinbajo told journalists after celebrating this year’s Fathers’ Day at Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja that a father’s responsibility was not only to himself but to others who look up to him.
“It is not the ability to father a child; the ability to have a child that makes you a father; it is the courage to bring up one; ability to raise one.
“That’s what really makes you a father and I think the responsibilities of fatherhood are so many; whether one is a biological father or whether you are one who wants to take care of other children,” Osinbajo said.
“I think that all of us, as men, have a role to play in the life of so many, not just our biological children but so many of them who have no fathers.
“Even to some who have fathers to who we have responsibility to set example to lead exemplary life, to bring them up as the scripture says in the way of the Lord.”
At the service which was also attended by the Vice President’s mother, Olubisi Osinbajo, the number two citizen said it was important to teach young men to honour all women and not just their wives.
Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, also attended the service.
Senator Omo-Agege said it was important for fathers to lead exemplary lives in action and not words alone.