As the world cel­ebrated Moth­ers’ Day yes­terday, women in the Aso Villa Chapel in Abuja honoured the First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, describing her as true mother of the nation.
Mrs Buhari, who was represented by Mrs Grace Chamah, was honoured at the Sunday Service to mark Mothers’ Day in the church.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and his wife, Dolapo, attended the church service.
The Chairman of the Federal Civil Service Commission (FCSC), Deaconess Joan Ayo, on behalf of the wom­en, commended the president’s wife in her support for her hus­band in building a vir­ile nation.
“She is a mother and the mother of the na­tion and she has dem­onstrated that in so many ways”, she said.
In her sermon, the Wife of the Vice Presi­dent, Mrs Dolapo Osi­nbajo, urged mothers in the country to teach their children good virtues and to be good women.
Mrs Osinbajo said, “The key thing in motherhood is the children. We need to teach our children the right way. Man shall not live by bread alone; so, mothers need to teach our children spiritual things.”
Citing Mark 6:12-28, she also acknowledged that not all mothers are good and godly, noting that King Her­od’s wife was the worst case of motherhood in the Bible.
She, however, en­joined mothers to strive to be a role mod­el by exhibiting the at­tributes of a Christian mother.
According to her, the life of Deborah in the Bible should be a great lesson for wom­en.
“This is the kind of mothers we need to­day. She was a woman of great strength. There is a call today for Nige­rian mothers to arise. Deborah arose for the people then.
“Mothers, it is a day for celebration and it is also a day to re­member our calling. A day to remember what the Lord requires of us”, Mrs Osinbajo re­marked.