Wife of the Archbishop of Niger Province and Anglican Bishop of Awka Diocese, Mrs Martha Ibezim has urged mothers to understand their responsibilities as major players in family and societal growth.
Mrs Ibezim stated this at the sixteenth Aguata Diocesan Women’s Conference held at Saint Peter’s Anglican Church, Ezinifite Aguata Local Government Area.
According to the Bishop’s wife, if mothers can look inwards with regards to the myriads of challenges confronting families and the society, and act the way they should, the collective society would be better off.
She also reminded mothers of their roles in raising God-fearing children as a major foundation for a better society.
On the theme of the conference, “Divine Principles of Transformation: Discipleship”, Mrs Ibezim said that the conference had given mothers the opportunity to be transformed, having come in contact with God’s revival.
On her part, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on Secondary School Monitoring, Dame Chinyere Mbakwe announced that the state government has adopted a new academic calendar for pupils and students residing in riverine areas because of the annual flood threat.
She urged affected mothers to look up to the calendar for the latest update.
Diocesan Women’s Conference is an annual summit of all Anglican mothers to discuss issues bordering on faith and society, activities of the women’s ministry and the church during the previous year and plans for the present year.
The theme for this year’s conference is, “Divine Principles of Transformation: Discipleship”.