By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
Founder and President The Eye Opener Women and Youth Foundation, and Award winner of 2021 W.H.O World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) in West Africa, Mrs Magret Julius has again restated the need for every family to take the fight against drugs and substance abuse more serious.
She made the disclosure in a remarks during a ceremony at the premises of Nigeria Union Journalsts (NUJ) Kaduna state Council, in the new year.
Mrs Julius said drug addiction is a brain disorder requiring the attention of family more seriously, lamenting that it’s widely spreading and currently found almost in every homes.
According to her, any family with a drug addict hardly have peace, also calling for aggressive support for victims of drugs abuse by consistently working on them and make them available to relevant bodies where desirable.
The NGO guru however differs with the popular adage that woman can do better without a man, arguing that it’s extremely difficult for a woman to excel without support from man.
“I had a woman saying women can do better without man. Any woman under a man who think can do better without the man’s support, is a matter of time, she’ll crash. You cannot change God designs. The man is the head. Their lapses is the reason women’s are out doing what we’re doing. We’re not meant to suffer. I wouldn’t have been here if my husband did approved it”, she said.
Mrs Julius admonished women folk and their support but kicked against women domination in power and authority, stressing that doing so is okay but should be monotonous and wholelistic.
While she commended the organiser of the ceremony, Pastor Yohanna Buru, Mrs sincerely praised the media especially kaduna journalsts for their selfless service to the society particular the NGOs include her own by enhancing their work and performance pricelessly.
While commending the traditional and Community leaders for their roles, Mrs Julius believe that if they carryout their work deligently it help government to achieve meaningful development.
Earlier, the Nuj council Chairman Haj. Asmau Halilu sincerely thanked the organiser of the occasion and invited guests, assuring them of a better and rubust media relationship ahead.
Also speaking, Pastor Buru said the ceremony was an annual event organized for media practitioners in kaduna for many years to appreciate journalsts for their service to humanity by informing, educating and entertaining the people.