OMU-ARAN – Rt. Rev. Philip Adeyemo, the Bishop, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Omu-Aran, Kwara, has urged Nigerian women to imbibe the culture of selflessness to attract God’s favour.
He made the call in his sermon to mark this year’s World Women’s Day.
The day was usually celebrated on every first Friday of the month of March, initiated by the International Ecumenical Christian Lay Women.
The aim was to bring together women of different culture and tradition in a yearly common day of prayer and in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
The bishop then urged women to rededicate themselves positively as mothers and be good examples to their wards and others to emulate.
He said “the role of women as mothers of the nation and in every aspect of life cannot be over emphasised.
“That is why they need to redouble their efforts to be good examples in the society.’’
Adeyemo said that Nigerian women had an important role to play “in seeking a divine intervention for the country to overcome its numerous challenges.
“The World Women’s Day is aimed at demonstrating prayer and actions as inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.
“The day is also aimed at encouraging women to take up the burdens of other people and to sympathise with them, as well as share the problems of women in other countries and pray for them.
“Nigerian women should, therefore, join their fellow women the world over to pray for the country’s unity, peace and progress.’’ (NAN)