By Vivian Emoni
Mr Richard Nwaorgu, of Service Avalanche Consults and Systems Ltd., has urged parents to be proactive in training their children in godly ways to have a society devoid of violent extremism.
Nwaorgu, the Director, Administration and Corporate Strategies of the organisation, made the call on Tuesday, while company was celebrating his 60th birthday in Abuja.
He also advised parents to always pray for their children, adding that they had significant roles to play to achieve the feat for the society.
“As a parent, try to train your children in a godly way, pray for them because at times bad friends can be bad influence to children.
“In as much as you are doing that, you pray to God also that your children will not be bad influence to other people`s children because at times it goes the other way round.
“Teach them the way of God, so that when they grow up they will not depart from it.
“The news we hear every day is killing, I always pray for the peace of this nation. The Bible says pray for Israel, Nigeria is our own Israel, may God help this country.
“I do not really know how we have gotten it wrong but I still believed that all will be okay by the special grace of God, those challenges which we cannot handle, God alone will take care of it for us,’’ he said.
He thanked God for divine protection, his wife, Mrs Uboho Nwaorgu, siblings, friends and all his well-wishers for celebrating with him.
Mr Simeon Abuh, the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation described Nwaorgu as a humble, God fearing and hardworking colleague.
“I am wishing him long life, God’s protection and good health,’’ Abuh.
Miss Kelechi Nwaorgu, the daughter of the celebrator, described her father as a peaceful and happy man and prayed for more happiness and joy for him.
According to her, my father is a very happy man, always smiling and that is the way he trained us.
“My prayer for him is that he will live to see more years in good health and huge success,’’ she said.
Mr Chuks Erugo, a friend to the celebrator thanked God for the life of Nwaorgu and prayed that God would continue to keep and protect him.
“I call the celebrator my twin brother because we grew together and he is a good brother indeed, a brother from another mother. I am happy for him and I know that he will live long to reap the fruit of all that he laboured for,’’ he said.
Mrs Rosemary Erondu, a younger sister to the celebrator described Nwaorgu as a warrior and workaholic who always carried all his siblings and everyone along.
“I thank the almighty God for his life, he is a very good brother, a caring person and today being his diamond jubilee, I pray that God Almighty will grant him all his heart desire,’’ she said. (NAN)