Fri. Jul 12th, 2024


As some countries across the globe celebrates the July 7 National Father Daughter Take A Walk Day, the President General of Igbo Vanguard Group, IVG Engr. Dr. James Nnadozie Uchegbuo has said that strong father-daughter relationships can help shape daughters into who they want to be,

This is just as Amb. Moses Onyegbule, the President General of Igbo Ekene Global Development Union, IEGDU has maintained that fathers make a vital contribution to their daughters’ development.

National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day is observed annually on July 7th. This day promotes the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity.

Interacting with our correspondent in Umuahia, Abia State,  Engr. Uchegbuo who observed that fathers sometimes do not realize how much a daughter looks up to them and cherishes their attention, pointed out that the guidance and time spent together, help one’s daughter to learn self-respect, determination, and perseverance. 

Uchegbuo who also admitted that parenting remains an awesome responsibility, and in many cases, a life-changing event, encouraged fathers to strive to ensure that their care and masculinity should reveal the goodness of their daughter’s femininity.

The IVG PG who expressed joy that the year 2024 event fall on a Sunday, encouraged fathers to take a stroll with their daughters as there are many incredible places to walk and enjoy nature as they spend time talking, laughing, and bonding.

Interacting with our correspondent also in Umuahia, the IEGDU President General Amb. Moses Onyegbule also maintain that good fathers cherish their daughters because they reflect God’s own fatherly care.

Onyegbule further pointed out that fathers play a vital role in the overall growth and development of daughters through modelling acceptable behaviour and helping to shape their understanding of male-female relationships, which is one of the basic building blocks for all their relationships.

“Your child will value the gift of the time you give no matter how old they are and the memories made during your time together with your daughter will stay with her forever”, the IEGDU PG further advised.

While the origins of National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day are not clear, the day seems to have started around 2009. Since then, people across the globe have been promoting the benefits of fathers spending quality time with their daughters. This is because the bond between a father and a daughter is extremely special and can do wonders for the way a woman turns out, report says.


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