Valentine Ozigbo’s Message to Catholic Mothers On Mothering Sunday


Our mothers add their unique quality to our lives and community. They nurture us from the cradle to the grave. Indeed, the world would be a less kind, less peaceful, and less wholesome place if we did not have mothers, and we are so grateful for their unconditional love and care.

In my family, my career, and my public life, God has particularly blessed me with wonderful women who have contributed immensely to my life to make it as amazing as it has been. Today, I wish to appreciate three mothers dear to my heart.

My life journey began with my dearest mother, Christiana Ozigbo, the grace and rock of our family. At God’s perfect time, He brought my darling wife, Ojiugo Ozigbo, the best mother anyone could pray for.

Ojiugo came with another exceptional gift, her mother, Comfort Agbaeze, my mother-in-love and a woman of substance and valour who has been a solid anchor and spiritual backbone for our family.

I am forever grateful to these three women for standing by me and supporting me, and making my home the paradise it is.

As the Roman Catholic Church worldwide celebrates mothers today, my family and I join billions of Christians to salute our mothers for their courage, resilience, and undying commitment to uplifting our families, communities, and churches.

Today, the Valentine Chineto Ozigbo (VCO) Foundation will be celebrating and appreciating Anambra women as we visit 50 Catholic churches in the 21 local government areas as we did some weeks ago when Anglican women marked Mothers Day.

The undeniable positive and uplifting role of women in society is why I anchor our Ka Anambra Chawapu Project on women and their children, the youth.

I hold the firm conviction that if women are given their rightful place in our society and on the seat of power, we will be on the path to actualising our greatness.

Happy Mothers Day to all women. Ndi Nne Maama!