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Cleric’s wife tasks women to shun acts promoting child trafficking



Mrs Martha Ibezim, the wife of the Anglican Archbishop, Province of the Niger in Awka Diocese, Most Revd. Alexander  Ibezim, has called on women to shun any activity that would promote girl child trafficking.

Ibezim made this appeal in an interview with Nigeria News Agency in Awka on Tuesday.

She urged women to be mindful of the activities of their children, more importantly the  girl child as girl child trafficking had become the order of the day.

“It is an abominable act that must be checked by women, all mothers to ensure that they do not engage or encourage such act of inhuman activity against a girl child,” she said.

Ibezim said such act would be curtailed if not eradicated when women resolved to play their active role of home building entrusted into their hands by God as mothers and nation builders.

“Materialism must come last in our list of nation building by prioritising grooming of our children and tending of our husbands,” Ibezim said.

She reminded women of their role as women within and outside the home, as a sacred duty given to them by God, which must not fall below expectation.

Ibezim said that women from all the 17 Archdeaconries in Awka Diocese must be very vigilant in these last days, where  craze for materialism was fast taking over the homes and society at large.

“Our goal as women in the Anglican Communion remains to win souls for God and build a home and a nation where Christ reigns for a better society, we must not lose focus,” She said.

He said that women must shun any attitude that would lead to any form of misrepresentation of womenfolk by any form of modernisation or other emerging unbiblical trends of the end time.

Ibezim, as the President, Mothers’ Union, Women’s Guild and Girls’ Guild, Diocese of Awka, listed some of the roles of women to include, companion for the man, nurturing of the husband and children, among others.

“None of these roles must be neglected for the sake of worldly things, women must wake up and stand to fight the good fight of a right way of home building, which results in a safe and progressive society,” she said.

According to her, women play important role in reshaping the future for the society and and mothers should not relent in upholding the basic standard of home grooming.

Ibezim also urged the church to aid women in using the forum to achieve a significant result in both home grooming and contributing to the development of the society.

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