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Wives must cooperate with their husbands, says Okoh


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Wife of the Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) and President of Women’s Organisations of the Diocese of Abuja, Mrs. Nkasiobi Okoh has urged Anglican women to cooperate with their husbands in their homes.

Speaking against the backdrop that some churches debate the submission of wives to their husbands, she said: “Wives are to comply with their husbands in their homes because this is the way God wants it. It is not a matter of debate.”

Okoh, who made this known while delivering her presidential address at the 20th Diocesan Women Conference held at St Matthew’s Church, Maitama, Abuja, highlighted ways through which women and wives could be lights of the world in their homes. She said women are to serve as examples to their children and not allow other gods such as fashion, take the centre stage in their lives.

She noted that the absence of light in the home produces darkness in the form of hatred, murder, insecurity, and confusion, among others. She argued that if the light was important in the natural form, it is more so in the spiritual realm, hence Jesus Christ came, so that by His light, Christians may overcome all forms of darkness in them and in the world.

She urged governments at all levels to implement the approved minimum wage and the Federal Government to provide stable power supply, improved roads and provide jobs for the youths. She added that this would enhance Nigeria’s standard of living, boost the economy and reduce migration of Nigerian youths abroad.

She equally enjoined the government to do more to protect the girl child, even as she charged mothers to spend more time with their children, as well as pray for them.

Meanwhile, Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Nicholas D. Okoh has described women as the ‘anchorpersons’ in the home.

“Women are very important to the home, which is very important to the Church and the Church is very important to society.”

He advised women to do their best to avoid distractions and evils that are being observed in society.


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