On the 4th of November 2017, Maryam Babangida memorial lecture was inaugurated at the unity hall of Delta state Government house and her majesty Obi Martha Dunkwu was the mother of the day. The Omu who also doubled as the Royal Mother of the occasion admonished traditional rulers to show honest leadership in their various domains. She added that every individual in any leadership capacity comes from a community where his or her king should without fear or favour speak the truth at all times.
Omu maintained that if every man from the family unit could show leadership by imbibing in the members of the family sound societal values, morals and decent behaviours,then the country at large would be a better place for us.
She gave the advice while making remarks on the personality and legacies of the late former First Lady, and the need for the inclusion of women in leadership capacities for national growth and development.
The media practitioner turned female traditional ruler from the Anioma extraction in Delta, challenged the women to learn from the examples of Maryam Babangida and become good mothers to their children, help mates, confidants and good wives to their husbands while calling for proper parenting as a way of curbing leadership failures and sustaining national unity and peace.
Dunkwu posited that the responsibility of proper parenting rests majorly with mothers, stressing that the type of person a child becomes in the future lies with the type of training received at childhood.
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