Educationist Honoured For Humanitarian, Community Service

Educationist Honoured For Humanitarian, Community Service

The Director, Divine Jubilation College of Health Technology, Masaka, in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr. Josiah Ishola, has been bestowed with Award of Humanitarian and Community Service by a non-governmental organization known as “Cry of a Woman Initiative”.

Presenting the award, the group leader who doubles as the project coordinator, Mr Akpensuen Dominic, stressed that the honour in recognition of service to humankind by the institution.

According to him, Cry of a Woman Initiative’s objective is to ensure women who lost their husbands during crisis are included in the national budget and placed on monthly salary by the Federal Government.

He further appealed to legislators at the local government, state and national levels to enact laws that will legalized such gesture.

Akpensuen added that in every aspect of society whenever there is chaos, women and children are at the receiving end.

The coordinator lamented that 80 per cent of the 1.9 million internally displaced persons are women and children, pointing out that the displacement leads to abduction of women, indiscriminate killing, sexual harassment, domestic violence, forceful early marriage and abuse of human rights among others.

In his speech, Mr. Josiah Ishola said the honour is a wake-up call for the college.

According to him, his institution will synergise with the NGO to ensure that the two organizations come together and proffer solutions towards addressing the injustices against women.

Josiah disclosed that he will organize awareness campaign to wipe out the women’s tears.

On her part, the project tracking officer, Princess Sarah Musa, said is high time women are given fair share and protection as they are the true picture of society. She urged women to raise and fight for their rights.

In a paper presented by the Provost, Divine Jubilation College of Health Technology, Dr. Ogedengbe Babatunde, religion and cultural activities are major instruments used to oppressed women especially in Nigeria.

He reiterated that there is negative effects on the health of women, such as depression, high blood pressure, particularly the widows who have many people to carter for without source of livelihood.

Adding that women are mothers, sisters, wives and daughters who played significant role in the society and matrimonial places. 

Ogedengbe who presented paper on the topic ‘The Plight of a Woman in Unhealthy Situation’ received the award of the Epitome of Humanitarian, Community Service and Leadership Excellence.

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