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June 16, 2024

Tinubu to fathers: Stay true to your commitment 

Tinubu to fathers: Stay true to your commitment 

… Salutes fathers for their sacrifice, resilience in shaping nation’s future 

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Abuja

President Bola Tinubu has urged fathers to stay true to their commitment of positively shaping the destinies of those to whom the future belongs.

On the occasion of Father’s Day, President Tinubu congratulated fathers, including all paternal figures, who have in no small measure contributed to shaping the destiny of the nation by their sacrifice, forbearance, provision, protection, presence, and guidance of the young ones to the noble and true path. 

The President stated that Father’s Day, with origins far deep into the Middle Ages and official roots in West Virginia, the United States, where an event was held in 1908 to celebrate 362 men who died in an explosion at a coal mining company, is significant for its purpose as a day set apart to honour all fathers – living, deceased, and paternal figures.

He affirmed that “society is in better stead with fathers who rise to the great demand of responsibility, guiding the children through the vagaries of existence and preparing them for the future, as well as bequeathing to them pristine values that money or material comfort cannot provide, but only by personal example of discipline, integrity, service, respect, love and allegiance to the nation.”

The President saluted all fathers, the sung and the unsung, who braved the toil of the day and the soreness of the night to provide for their families, describing them as true heroes.

President Tinubu wished Nigerians happy Father’s Day.