He recently had his say via his social media page, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, except the parent is richer than Elon Musk or smarter than Albert Einstein, he or she should never indulge in the habit of comparing their kids to other children.
He added that kids should be measured to their own potential, not to a different kid entirely.
His words, “Dear Parents, Except you are richer than Elon Musk, and smarter than Albert Einstein, never, ever, tell your children, ‘see your mate’. You too have mates that you don’t measure up to. So stop measuring your children to their mates,”
“Measure them to their potential. Do you know how Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates became super successful? It is because they had parents who believed in them, not parents who compared them with their mates. Believe in your children. Encourage them. Stop pressuring them with ‘see your mate’!”
Bemigho Reno Omokri (born 1974) is an author and lawyer. Omokri was the host of Transformation with Reno Omokri, a Christian teaching TV show broadcast (for one season) on San Francisco’s KTLN and Detroit’s Impact Network. He is the founder of a multimedia project, Build Up Nigeria, and has produced a series of short films in the U.S.
He is the pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California and Abuja. He is also known for using social media to project the Gospel. Omokri continues to write articles for major newspapers (mainly political OpEd and Christian material).
On August 17, 2017, the Department of State Security attempted to arrest him at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja but failed. Three days after the failed arrest attempt, the ruling party in Nigeria, the All Progressive Congress, named Omokri, along with former President Goodluck Jonathan and Governors Nyesom Wike and Willie Obiano as some of those showing “hatred, narrow-mindedness and meanness” to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was one of three spokesmen to the former President, and is credited with pioneering the use of social media for political purposes in Nigeria.