The Kogi State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Mrs Ampitan Bolanle, has appealed to young girls to protect their virginity.
Ampitan stated this at the grand finale of women and family weekend, held at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Zion Parish, Lokoja.
While appealing to young teenage girls to protect their virginity, if by mistake anything goes wrong, the Commissioner advised them to bring such babies to her ministry, disclosing that children are a gift from God.
Mrs Ampitan disclosed that her ministry is in receipt of several applications from people requesting for babies, lamented the increase cases of abandoned babies and abortion prevalent in the society.
While disclosing that her ministry has lined up several empowerment programs for women and children, she assured that she will ensure that whatever is due to women under her ministry gets to the desired beneficiaries.
The commissioner described the administration of Gov Yahaya Bello as one that places premium on the welfare of women and children, solicited every necessary support that will enable the administration attain it desired objectives of improving the quality of lives of the citizens.
In a sermon at the occasion, Pastor Mrs Oloye Docas, described the family as God’s plan for man, urged couples to always work in unity, and avoid issues that will lead to separation.
She charged couples to obey divine instructions in building Godly homes, said as husband and wife, couples must discuss issues concerning them and be separated from third party commandments and advice.
In a remarks, the Provincial Pastor, RCCG Province three, Emmanuel Urouphagha, said the women and family weekend, is an avenue for families to be closely knitted, described women as the pivot of most homes, urged them to always be submissive to their husbands.
Highlights of the weekend program was teaching regarding good family living, prayers for families, drama and interactive sessions, Special thanksgiving and song renditions by the women.