Renowned motivational speaker, Mrs. Ifeoma Chigbogwu, has waded into the recent incidences of suicide in Nigeria and urged citizens to place a high value on their lives by avoiding voluntary deaths.
She also discouraged the termination of the lives of unborn children through voluntary abortions.
In her latest monthly YouTube video message entitled “Why end life that is not yours”, the award-winning author advised those at risk not to succumb to the urges despite challenging circumstances.
Chigbogwu conceded that sad and rough situations, including disappointments in relationships and inability of an accused to state his case in a matter might trigger the conscious choices of suicide and abortion.
She, however, advised her audience that “whether you want to terminate your life or the life of an unborn baby, you are killing yourself or killing a part of yourself”.
The blogger added that “suicide is exit from transcendental reality and a defeatist approach to solving life’s problems.”
Basing her advice on scriptural convictions, Chigbogwu stated that suicide and abortions are infractions against divinity, humanity and self.
“You do not own life, it does not belong to you but to God. It is in God’s hands and you have no right to end it.
“Do not end stories that you are not telling before they are finished. You are just an actor and not the author of life”, the relationship expert advised.
She encouraged sober reflection on the part of those contemplating suicide and abortion and urged them to remain hopeful for better times and seek ways to improve their self-worth.
“Refuse, reject and resist being a loser or a failure”, Chigbogwu enthused.