It is Mother's Day and women are celebrating in different places, but a cleric wants the government to increase the level of sensitisation on breastfeeding, maternity and population growth, especially for the rural women.  

The demand was made by Reverend Father Damian Alozie, the Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Lagos.

He said: "Today is auspicious for our governments to do more for the rural women by way of mass communication and education on everything about good parenting, child spacing and on how to control our population.

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"Nigeria still needs to do more in the area of maternity and child upbringing because many of the societal malaise we are experiencing today are rooted in poor motherhood.

"Even challenges to good governance are as a result of the roles mothers and wives play at home".

Alozie also urged wives of political leaders at all levels of government to play advisory role to their husbands and offer constructive criticism to them to enhance good governance.

Mothers hold the key to future leadership of Nigeria and the quality of leadership has so much to do with the kind of upbringing mothers give to their children, the cleric told the News Agency of Nigeria after a Mother's Day church service. 

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While Nigeria, the UK and some other countries celebrate Mother's Day today, March 11, the U.S. celebrates Mother’s Day on May 13.

Mother’s Day is globally acclaimed to be a special day dedicated to celebrating everything related with maternal issues.

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