Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said insecurity will be minimal if parents become more responsible in the upbringing of their children.
He said while the government would strive to make the society better, parents must nurture their children to become good citizens.
A statement by Wike’s Special Assistant, Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said the governor spoke at the solemnisation of holy matrimony between Pearl Ile and Bobby Elechi, at St Peter Anglican Church, Rumuepirikom Deanery, Port Harcourt. The governor, represented by his Chief of Staff, Emeka Woke, said he attended the wedding because the couple had distinguished themselves as responsible citizens.
He said: “We believe that if parents are responsible in the upbringing of their children, the society will be responsible, and the responsibility of the government to tackle insecurity will be minimal.”
Wike advised the couple to practise the teachings of the church.He described the groom’s father, Sir Mike Elechi, as a dependable, reliable and staunch political ally, who had always supported his political career.