Fathers Day Celebration: Philip Shaibu serves as Mass Servant, admonishes men to think outside of the box.


As the world marks this year’s Father’s Day, Edo State deputy governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu joined in celebrating fathers across the world as he participated in the celebrations by serving as a Mass Servant at the Saint Paul Catholic Church, Benin City, where he joined other worshipers to thank God for the 2023 edition of the annual event on Sunday.

Shaibu who played the role of the Catholic Altar Boy for the sixth consecutive year, said “Fathers are not appreciated as the mothers are appreciated which is just natural, but I think we should be respected more now. It’s always important that we give ourselves respect and for me, respect should not begat respect, instead, respect cancels disrespect.”

“Our country today is in dire need of role models and this time when things are not going well for us all due to the removal of the fuel subsidy which is having a toll on us all – as fathers, this is the time to think deeper, think out of the box and join our wives in praying as we go out hustling side by side.”

“Palliative or no palliative, what’s critical is contentment; if we can provide for our family the society will be more at peace. We need to diversify beyond our take-home – time to think outside our salaries, not to steal, but take advantage of technology to augment our living.”

“I pray that God will continue to grant all we men the strength, knowledge and finance to take care of our family so that everything can be provided for and that our children will not engage in social vices which may in the end bring unrest in the country.”

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