BY BUKOLA BARDI
Presentation of awards, talks on achieving a godly family and sexual fulfilment among older couples dominated this year’s father’s day celebration at the St Thomas’s Anglican Church, Isinkan Akure, Ondo state.
Fathers in the church were decked in flowing white agbada and other native attires with radiant looks as they took up various activities during the Sunday service.
They were also treated to special songs by the choir while mothers were allowed to specially appreciate them for the crucial roles they play in families and the society.
The vicar in charge, The Venerable Thompson Akinboro charged men to be emotionally, spiritually and financially committed to their homes as to remain relevant in their families.
The Venerable Akinboro also charged mothers to continue to support fathers in building homes where love, kindness and godliness reign supreme.
The event also featured cutting of cake by the fathers.
Similarly, Fathers have been described as the head and the driver of the family whose responsibilities include counselling, provision of needs and protection for the family.
The Pastor in charge of Christ Apostolic church CAC Oluwadamilare, Aje quarters okeagbe Akoko, Gabriel Agbaje in his sermons said much was expected from fathers to live up to expectations as directed by God.
The cleric condemned acrimony, cold war and misunderstanding between father and the rest of the family as being experienced in some homes.
Pastor Agbaje wondered how some fathers shamefully involved in amorous dealings with their daughter.
He challenged fathers to provide food, clothing, shelter and security for their families .
Pastor Agbaje appealed to President Tinubu to order state governments to pay gratuity and pensions for retired fathers while elderly homes must be established to cater for senior citizens.