The RIVERS State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has felicitated with fathers on the occasion of the 2017 Fathers’ Day, urging them to be agents of peace, discipline, uprightness and development.
Wike, in a message on the celebration of the 2017 Fathers’ Day, advised fathers to work with mothers to build homes that would contribute to the growth of the state and humanity.
He also charged fathers to be worthy role models to their children, pointing out that their role remains critical to the peace and development of the state.
The governor assured families in the state that his administration would continue to implement projects and programmes that would empower them to cater for the needs of their children.
He appealed to fathers to use the occasion of the 2017 Fathers’ Day to re-dedicate themselves as fathers, meditate on the significance of their paternal duties and strengthen their family structures for the sake of their children.
Wike said as a father, he would continue to lead an exemplary life that would serve as an encouragement to other fathers in the state.