Saturday, 23 June 2018

I will continue to play my Fatherly role to all in Southern Senatorial District- Senator Gerhom Bassey

By Emma Una
CALABAR – SENATOR Gershom Bassey, the Senator representing the Southern Senatorial  District of Cross River  State says he is a father to all those who reside in the district and therefore would continue to play his fatherly role and will not discriminate based on religion, ethnicity or political affiliation.

Senator Bassey made the assertion in Calabar at the weekend when he Chaired the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria  Men's  Association 2018 Fathers' programme to celebrate the role of the man as the head of the family.

He said the father does not discriminate among his children whatever their sex or beliefs and as such he will continue to play the role of the father to give everyone in the district the sense of belonging.

"A man should not only be the father to his children but to all who come across him and that will make the society a better place as no one will feel rejected or left out of the scheme of things".

Senator Bassey who was represented by Barrister Ekanem Bassey said a father should be able to provide for his children and also those under his care so that they too will appreciate the need to love and care for others when they grow up.

'It is the input the father makes in their children and immediate community that makes them role models like Abraham in the Bible and that goes a long way in engendering development in the society".

He made a financial contribution to the church to facilitate the building of the church's school at Akpabuyo which he said was his commitment to the growth of education in the district.