Our Country Will Be Great Again If You Represent God Faithfully In Your Families, Communities – Revd Ajide Tells Nigerian Fathers


The Pastor-in-charge of the New Heritage Baptist Church, (NHBC) Eniosa, Ibadan has called on all fathers in the country to give their children good training and attention as instructed by God in the Bible.


This he said is the only way to make Nigeria great again.


According to the release made available to the media by the Head of Public Relations Department of the Church, Mr. Adebowale Adeoye, the statement was made when Revd. Philemon Oluwafemi Ajide was commending members of the Men’s Missionary Union (MMU) of the Church for organising a successful programme to celebrate 2023 NHBC-MMU Father Abraham Award and also praised the organising committee of the programme for considering it important and urgent to issue appreciation letter signed on behalf of the MMU by the Chairman Mr. Tunde Oyekan and Secretary Mr. Segun Adeniran.


Ajide said, “the suffering people, especially the masses are experiencing in Nigeria presently were caused by some people, few individuals, who are also children of some parents. Those stealing public fund, those engaging in kidnapping, armed robbery, rituals for money or position, subsidy embezzlement and other forms of corruption are all products of some homes in Nigeria.


“If truly we want a better Nigeria, where the right of every individuals will be respected, where great value will be attached to the lives of the masses, where voice of the electorate will be heard, a country where food will be available for all and children of the poor will enjoy qualitative education, all fathers most rise to give their children and all other children in their communities good moral, educational and spiritual training inline with the commandment of God, regardless of our religion. Parents, especially father must have attitudinal change, responsibility of child’s upbringing shouldn’t be vested on mother’s alone, they can’t get it right and accurate alone”, Ajide admonished.


Meanwhile, the release also included appreciation message sent to those awarded with different categories of 2023 NHBC-MMU Father Abraham Distinguished Awards. The message reads, “we would like to express our deepest gratitude to you for honouring God with your presence at our 2023 NHBC-MMU Father Abraham Award ceremony and your kind donation towards successful execution of the Great Commission assigned to us by our Lord Jesus Christ.


“Without your presence every efforts committed by us towards making this year’s Fathers’ Day a huge success would have ended in futility, for this reason we really appreciate and pray God Almighty to reward you in multiple folds and increase His grace in your life in Jesus name, amen.


“We also wish to appeal to you not to relent in offering support and good care as a father to all children in the Baptist Churches, Association, Conference, Convention and communities in general. We have assurance that if all fathers can offer their best to their children and those in their communities, Nigeria will be great again.


“Once more, on behalf of the Pastor-in-charge of the church, Reverend Philemon Oluwafemi Ajide, all MMU members and the entire members of the New Heritage Baptist Church, Quarters Road, Eniosa, Ibadan we appreciate you and your family for expressing love towards us and pray God to grant you more grace to keep offering acceptable services in His vineyard in Jesus name, amen,” MMU prayed for all Awardees.


The release further added that the financial report given by the MMU financial Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Oshin commended all MMU members of the NHBC for granting unprecedented support towards making the programme great and successful.


Those given awards are, Rev.(Dr.) Samuel Adeyemi Akano, the Moderator of Men’s Missionary Union, Ibadan Overcomers Baptist Association, from the Trinity Baptist Church, Ajobo Area, Ibadan who received 2023 Highly Distinguished Father Of The Year Award, Engr. Timothy Olawale Falola from Iyanu Oluwa Baptist Church, Ibadan, awarded with the 2023 Distinguished Father Of The Year Award and Mrs. Bolanle O. Siyanbade, NHBC, Eniosa, Ibadan who received 2023 Most Distinguished Helpmate Of The Year Award, this is a maiden award initiated to appreciate women who are outstanding in their responsibilities as mothers and wives in their various families and also stand firmly in the Lord.


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