person_pin Rita Ureh
query_builder April 19, 2018 15:45:17

By Francis Igboemeka/Regina Igwebuike

Amawbia, April 19, 2018 -- A Nonagenarian and a retired Headmistress of Igwedumma Primary School Amawbia, Awka South Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra State, Mrs Elizabeth Ndibe has decried the spate of moral decadence in the society.

Mrs Ndibe who just celebrated her 93rd birthday anniversary at her country home Amawbia, advised parents to concentrate more on giving their children good moral upbringing, instead of devoting much of their time to amass wealth.

‘’Don’t spare the rod when you are training your children, but do everything in moderation.

‘’A well trained child is an asset to the parents when old. Don’t pursue wealth as if it is the end of everything,’’ Ndibe admonished.

The nonagenarian who recounted her service years, expressed displeasure at the attitude of civil servants to their work.

She said that their attitude to work has contributed immensely toward the down fall of our economy, especially as it affects teaching profession.

‘’I don’t like the attitude of workers now.

‘’Work to satisfy God and your conscience because every reward comes from God,’’ she advised.

Mrs Ndibe enjoined the well to do in the society to help the poor and the needy, instead of using their money to cause troubles.

She praised God who gave her long life and also commend her children whose care saw to her present stage of life.

However, a daughter of the celebrator, Mrs Ifeoma Mokwe, thanked God for His immense blessings to their mother, calling on affluent members of the society to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor.

As part of the celebration, Mrs Ndibe had taken gift items to prison inmates, Amawbia.

Receiving the gift items, the Prison Welfare Officer, Beatrice Kwazu thanked the nonagenarian for her kind gesture and prayed God to sustain Mrs Ndibe in all her endeavors.

The inmates also expressed their joy and thanked God for the life of Mrs Ndibe.