By Achadu Gabriel
Anti drugs abuse NGO, Eye Opener Youths and Women Foundation, has taken campaign and fight against drugs and substance abuse to the Women wings of the Ngas Development Association (NDA) kaduna state chapter.
The foundation, charged with the responsibility of canvassing against drugs and substance abuse and addictions among youths was at the 2020 Women fellowship and prayers of the association held at COCIN Church in Narayi area of kaduna state.
Speaking to journalists during the end of the year prayers of NDA Women unit, the president and founder of Eye opener foundation Mrs Margret Julius said women are the bedrock of every decent society because of their closeness to children.
Mrs Julius said she took advantage of her guardian and the leader of Barnawa unit of her foundation, who are Ngas by tribes to gain access to the fellowship to informed the women about their roles as parents in preventing their children from drug abuse.
“We believe that as men and women, parents have a role to play in ensuring that the young people are prevented from drugs and substance abuse and addictions”, she said.
Parents, she noted could be responsible for their children’s indulgence in drugs Abuse, adding that improper home training, upbringing and poor clossness and relationship with children by parents could create room for drugs Abuse.
She narrated story of a mother who consistently insulted z daughter of her how ugly is her face and how the insult affected the gilr child phycologically and led to psychiatric hospital for treatment.
Earlier, the state coordinator of NDA women wing, Mrs. Gormwa Solomon Gotus, said members used the follewship for prayed God for saving their lives, prevent them from enemies, safe their country from bad things like Covid-19, terrorism, bandits and not to allowed such things extended to 2021, as well as for development.
According her, the meeting held every end of the year with prayers, also sensitized their members on how to prevent their children from drugs abuse, assisted one another to remain productive and contributory to family growth.
A former women leader of the association Lucy Simon said they used the fellowship to empower Ngas women with the little contribution made and ensured that non of their Women in kaduna is lazy doing nothing.
“We’re also here to seek the glory of God in prayers for what He has done for us and our families over the past days, months and years.
Also speaking, the leader of entire Ngas in kaduna state, Rin Ngas Kaduna, Major Gotep Goar Pankshin (rtd), and the Vice Chairman, Ngas Development Association (NDA), Mr Nentawe Gomiyar said they were at the venue to support and commebe the effort of women folk for their wisdom and spiritual knowledge for praying to God for Security of their people. End