Vice President Kalu celebrates Nigerian men

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu has congratulated all Nigerian men on the occasion of World Father’s Day 2024.

Father’s Day is a celebration held annually on June 16 that honors fathers and celebrates fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

The Vice President in a congratulatory message from his SA Press Affairs, Udora Orizu, said the day is a special occasion and an opportunity to recognize the paternal role of men in general who have shown love, dedication and unwavering support in raising their sons and daughters.

He noted that fathers play a crucial role in leaving a mark through their actions and inactions, and therefore deserve praise for their indispensable role in shaping families and society.

The Vice President especially commended the security operatives, policemen, soldiers, officers and men who left their wives, children and loved ones and deployed to various posts to fight terrorists, bandits, kidnappers and other threats to the nation.

He commended them for their sacrifices, courage, commitment and dedication to national service.

The Vice President wished Nigerian fathers and urged them to continue to take deliberate steps to ensure that their children were given the right training and exposure to become useful to themselves and the society.

Kalu said: “Father’s Day is a special occasion that brings families together to honor and celebrate the incredible men who have played an important role in our lives. Whether they are fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, father figures, mentors, role models or protectors, this day is all about recognizing their love, support and guidance.

“Parliament is committed to delivering reforms and interventions that will continue to expand economic opportunities so that fathers can fulfill their responsibilities and lead families that build communities and the nation.

“To all fathers: I celebrate you today. May you remain steadfast as strong pillars of society and be continually strengthened in this sacred role.”