By Gracious George
Nigeria is today joining the world to celebrate mother’s day, a day set aside to appreciate mothers for their contributions to home and nation building.
Mother’s Day also known as Mothering Sunday is also a day set aside to celebrate motherhood and the influence of maternal bonds in the society.
The day is usually celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May, but in the UK, Nigeria and other countries it falls on March 14, 2021.
People across the globe have taken to different mediums including social media to express their appreciation to their mothers and women in general for their sacrifices, care and resilience in the face of daunting oppositions.
Residents in Bayelsa were full of gratitude to their mothers and others who have played motherly roles in their lives, saying their lives would not have turned out good if their mothers were not there for them.
Speaking to our correspondent, a medical doctor, Mrs. Kesiye Amgbare praised the efforts of mothers all around the world for keeping their families together, especially during pandemic and harsh economic situation.
She called on mothers to continually remain strong in the face of adversity as a lot of people depend on their strength of mind.
She said: “I’m a mother and I also have a mother who has been so supportive and has contributed in making me who I am today. I celebrate mothers and call on everyone to ensure they use every opportunity they have to make their mothers feel special and appreciated.
Another resident, Deinmo Ibe said people should make it a point of duty to honour their mothers while they are alive and not wait for death to show honour, as they would not be able to enjoy it.
She also advised men to cherish and protect their wives, mothers and women in their lives, saying it would help make their lives more enjoyable and fulfilling.