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Its a shame Nigeria celebrates bad elections – Idris Wada

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Its a shame Nigeria celebrates bad elections – Idris Wada
***Says the country is doomed if electoral reforms are not carried out immediately


Immediate past Governor of Kogi State Captain Idris Wada in this interview said Nigeria is doomed if amendment of the electoral act is not effected immediately


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What manner of reform is required in the electoral system to bring us close to the success of the Option A4 of the June12, 1993 election, to put in place a system that will be a check onto itself?
I don’t think we should continue in the same circle, I think the solution is for the national assembly to pursue the amendment of the electoral act, yes there was a bill before the president to sign, he did not sign, he had his reasons, but that has been overtaken by a new national assembly, so the 9th National Assembly should rework it and send back to him for assent. They should find a way of moving forward with those necessary amendments. We need continuous improvements, life is not static, you were talking of the 1993 June 12th election Option A4, in the 21st century it would be ridiculous for Nigerians to start queuing up behind candidates. In 1993 it was appropriate because it was an improvement but we are in the age of sophistication, we have the internet now, we have advanced technology, your mobile phone is personal to you, mine is personal to me. All my details are in their database of the service providers server. We have done this voters card, every voter in Nigeria now must have the PVC that is the foundation of our electoral system. So we need to bring our laws up to date to accommodate that then learn from each election. So, the president’s refusal to sign, he has his reasons. The National assembly if they are desirous of an improvement in our electoral law they should communicate to the Presidency and see what are the areas the president is not happy about, reach a compromise that is what democracy is all about, it is about compromises. If we stay like this for another three years without reforming our electoral law then the next election would be worst, all this statements by INEC that it would be better will be mere statements. On the day of the election INEC would have no control. INEC is bringing strange people to conduct election, they are not full time staff of INEC very few of them are permanent staff. A temporary staff if he commits an offence the worst you can do to him is you will not use him the next time but if he is a permanent staff you can punish the person. For me I don’t blame the president because he has many issues to look at and if he decides he is not going to sign it you and I may not know from what angle he is seeing it. The best thing to do is communication between the national Assembly and the Presidency. The Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) should look at these thing and make it top of discussion, get the two parties to talk and come up with a common stand that we really need a new electoral law. There is no doubt from the experiences so far, it is getting worse. A situation where we are patronising violence as a way of conducting election what ever votes you pack once you succeed in dumping them on INEC and is written out you are declared. Nigeria is beyond that, we are the beacon of Africa, people look on to us to do things the right way so all of us should not be comfortable with the quality of elections that we have now. So I fully support a review of the electoral act but whatever the differences are between the Presidency and the national assembly it is time for communication to resolve those issues so that the nation can move forward electorally. I think INEC is limited as to what they can do. What they can do are suggestions but it is between the National Assembly and the presidency to actualise it.

The judiciary has been playing significant role in our democracy and sometimes that role becomes antithetical to development as they become culpable in derailing the democracy what is your take?

For me remember the law is an ass, it is a statement and is subject to interpretations, well any English sentence is subject to interpretations as it can be viewed differently by two or more people. So I don’t blame the judiciary, we are the ones that are taking cases to them when we have internal mechanisms within our political parties to resolve issues, some bypass those mechanisms or the issues are mishandled by the leaders of the political parties involved, so the judiciary is put on the spot to interprete what the law says on each of those issues brought to them. So I don’t blame the judiciary but the organizational set up of our political parties where membership is not driven by ideological directions but by other motivations, hence, all kinds of people come together who are not ready to compromise or reach understanding on the issues but run to the courts. If you empower the courts by running to them for internal family matters of a political party you can not blame the judiciary, they will give you judgements, and different judges can read the law differently, that is not corruption but interpretation of the law and so if we want to avoid that, what to do is to ensure elections must be free and fair both internal election within the political party and internal elections that allow people to reach public office so that people can be accountable knowing that if you go for election, the true feelings of the electorate will be reflected in the kind of people who are elected and when those elected know that their fate is in the hands of the people, they will behave better than what we are seeing today where godfathers impose people or Godfathers disorganise people’s carriers, it doesn’t work well. Advanced democracies that we are copying don’t do that, anybody can emerge from anywhere. Look at what is happening in the US this week, one 24 year old boy is destabilising somebody who has been in the senate for 30 years, a young boy of 24 years because of the issues of the moment. This racism matter, the black life matter and the injustices, insecurity. All these are affecting peoples lives and they are reflecting that in the kind of leaders they elect. Suddenly they now found that the man that has been there for 30 years has not protected their interests so they want to try the young man. The young man has no money, in Nigeria here you cannot go anywhere without money. So these are the issues that are affecting our democracy. However, I believe that over time we will mature and come to a point where truth will prevail and we will start making progress, so these are my own views.


You Governed Kogi for four years and that State today is enmeshed in high level of insecurity as if the authority is helpless, what is your take?
You can’t compare what is going on now with what happened when I was Governor. Nigeria has changed drastically over the last five years. Security issues are becoming more complex. This issue of travelling from Abuja to Lokoja, in those days you don’t think about it, you just enter your car and drive but now at every point you are afraid of being kidnapped, somebody can just emerge from the bush, block the road and you are kidnapped and they will be asking for millions before you are released if you are lucky, because they kill anyhow, it wasn’t like that in those days. So I don’t believe in comparing, the Governor must be doing his best. But how do you address a situation whereby at any point on the road between Lokoja and Abuja or between Lokoja and Okene or Lokoja and Itobe to Anyigba people can just jump on to the road, stop you, kidnap you, kill you and carry your properties. How, it requires sophisticated security architecture which we don’t have, we need drones, satellite imaging, we need sophisticated security architecture to do it. Or you put in place dedicated patrols which is expensive, because it is like having patrol cars running up and down, well equipped with modern security gadgets, with more sophisticated guns than the AK47 that these bandits are using. Our country has been infiltrated by all kinds of bandits including Bokoharam, herdsmen, criminals with reckless abandoned. During our time we had clear synergy of the security and the range of crimes were manageable, the current security situation now is sporadic, they come from anywhere in many directions; its Abuja road today, Okene road tomorrow, Itobe the next day after, how do you cope? What can the Governor do? So I think this idea of community policing is very important, we need to get the police emanating from each community where everybody is his brother’s keeper and information flows for the bigger security agencies to plan better and be able to predict these people and attack and eliminate them, that is the way I see it. We need to go back to the drawing board.
In a situation where the politicians are complicit in giving out guns to criminals especially during election? 

It is sad, and what are we doing about it? We are not doing any thing, are you seeing any meaningful approach to addressing those kinds of things, we have been crying about thuggery talking about election violence and all that, who has been jailed for perpetrating violence in an election? Who has been arrested and prosecuted? Why are we not doing so? Elections improve from lessons we learn from occurrences. We need to identify that in a particular election these are the problems that came out, you address them, you arrest and you punish, it acts as a deterrent so the next election would definitely be better, but in our case these things happen, when people acquire power the people who help them come into power are forgiven. We wait, another four years we start the whole circle again. I think this is what is happening. We are not really addressing the issues. Look at  what happened during the PDP primary in 2019 at the tail end of a long primary exercise, people came with guns and shot into the stadium, killed people, wounded some people, scattered the ballot papers, that is what brought about litigation and the supreme Court ruling you were asking about. Who has been arrested? who has been prosecuted? So would you be surprised if it happens in another primary tomorrow? There is nothing to stop anybody from not disrupting and people who sponsored that probably they have benefited, so next time they see it as a viable way of conducting primary so why do you waste your time going round local Governments and talking to people and party leaders and delegates and all that, when you can wait on the night and by 1.30am you come out with guns and scatter the whole thing and make sure your candidate wins, that is the situation we are in. Yet we are not sincerely addressing these things. So until there is that sincerity of purpose in addressing national security issues, pockets like primary elections, general elections, all those conventions and things like that where people gather. We should have an architecture and have a way of doing this thing in such a manner that there is dignity and there is respect and there is a meaning to it and there is purpose that we are doing it. It is not just an exercise and these things cost a lot of money. The political parties gather money to prosecute conventions, primary, elections and all that and if it is disrupted, all that money is lost, they are not achieving the purpose. So, it is something we need to take seriously, examine it, address it and learn lessons from it. The lesson we learnt from Kogi should apply in Ekiti, Edo, Oyo, Kaduna, Sokoto, Borno and wherever. We should be improving these things. It doesn’t matter which political party. We are a nation, a country that gave birth to these political parties. If we don’t learn, we don’t synergize with the various lessons we are learning then we cannot make progress, we would just continue in the circle. In Nigeria we find it easy to blame leaders; its the fault of so and so, it is not necessarily the fault of the leaders, in some cases, we the citizens are complicit, we are contributing to these things. We allow ourselves to be used and at the end we are the losers at the end of the day. 
Kogi PDP internal litigation just ended with Musa Wada being declared as the authentic candidate how do feel?

My own view of all these litigation is that it is a fight within the family and there is a limit to which one should go at the end of the day only one person will be the candidate. A primary election where 13 aspirants participated and 11 of them say look Musa Wada is the winner we should all rally around that person and let him represent us. These positions are tenured, four years and maximum eight years so it will come to pass if we are lucky to be alive. Therefore I do not believe in acrimonious dragging of cases up and down, I don’t believe in do or die politics. You try, if it works fine and good if it does not thank God and move on. The problem I see disorganizing Nigerian politics is that people take politics as a profession, it is not supposed to be a profession it is more like a vocation. It is something you do outside your profession. Therefore if it doesn’t work you go back to your profession, if it works you contribute to improving lives of people. The motivation is helping to improve peoples lives, to improve the living and economic standards of our people. That should be the motivation in coming into politics but some take it as a profession, their only source of income and I think that is why we get into this sad issues of acrimonious litigation and instead of our politics to be determined by ideology and motivation to help improve the lives of our people it has become driven by material desires. The ambition to get into position and acquire inordinate wealth and all that. I think that is what is crowding the direction of our politics. So for me with regards to litigation the supreme court has spoken that is the end of the matter and I will appeal to all parties to come together and move forward. There will be another opportunity in three and half years time they can all try again. That is my advise to all the parties involved in the litigations. 

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‘Why I am passionate about bridging communication gap by Moji Danisa

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‘Why I am passionate about bridging communication gap by Moji Danisa

In this interview, veteran broadcaster, MOJI DANISA, commonly known as ‘Queen of the Tabloid Journalism’ for her riveting insights into the lives of socialites and celebrities back in the days, with Chuks NZEH, she speaks on her mission to bridge the gap between the common man and policies of government with “Break It Down” a weekly television program that x-rays contemporary issues.
Excerpts:

Tell us about ‘Break It Down?’

“Break It Down’ is a 30-minute show on television which is focused on development policies, and projects. It falls under governance actually, we are looking at non-governmental organizations and because we are already on air, we look out for people in government, ministries departments and agencies, Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGS), amongst others. So we want to bring policies and other issues closer to the people, simplifying the issues, that is what we say, that is our pay off.

Actually it is communications development, that is our catchment area, so that is basically what it is; we break it down in the language that the common man would understand. We discovered that there is a dearth in communication between the government and the governed because government uses technocrats and experts mainly, who are very used to these high sounding languages, jargons, and the common man does not understand what they are saying, what you hear the common man say most times is that “they are doing their thing there.”

If you ask a common man now what is restructuring, he will just be looking at you and might say they want to divide Nigeria, he does not really understand what restructuring is or how it can even benefit him or even the negatives and this is where ‘Break It Down’ comes in to make these technicalities better appreciated by the man on the street.

Besides what you just said, what else inspired or moved you into this?

The programme was conceived in other to ensure that information on policies of government for a better informed audience and society is easily understood by all, because even some of us we do not understand, like sometimes I find myself going to Google to find out some things they speak about, when technocrats come on television to make proposals or speak on policies of government. I want to have an in-depth knowledge of want they are talking about, for instance the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, how does it benefit me? Beyond me how does it benefit the tomato seller in the market, because they are the government, they are the people that vote during elections, they make up the larger percentage of the society, and that should be the yardstick for assessing the average person. So there is this disconnect between the government and the people, that was what actually gave birth to this idea.

You are highly resourceful. So what should we your audience expect to make it better?

For now, we talking to the experts mainly because we are still building the structure, but very soon starting from this quarter we are going to bring the people in, because originally it was designed for the people to call in and ask questions that they do not understand for the guests or resource persons to respond by breaking it down to their understanding, we are going to get there, to actually make the people part of the programme not just the resource persons.

How do you hope to bridge this gap because there are some technocrats who do not understand the language of the grassroots?

You can hardly find a technocrat who did not grow on the streets especially if the person is a Nigerian. They should understand the basic language of every human being, especially those within their environment and if you are a technocrat you should also be a communicator who must learn to deal with a specific audience and that audience is the common man. I bet you, the technocrat even if he is from Harvard because of my expertise as a communicator, interviewing people, I would make that person speak the language the common man understands, and of course there would be guidance.

What is your projection like in five years time?

We would have achieved our specific aim which is to make the people understand better every single policy of government and other critical stakeholders would be brought to the people, so that the people can understand better and that would make people know if the government is doing well or if they are doing poorly.

Unlike when experts say they have passed the PIB, most people do not understand but some pretend they understand. We would have achieved bridging that information gap, then of course, we are going to do seminars workshops, those are in the pipeline.

We are also going to focus on education, building leaders for the future, that is one of the major projects we would embark on in 2021, there is going to be a huge conference where we are going to discover leaders for the future, as we can see there is a dearth in leadership, as we have seen the old people do not want to leave the scene because they think the youths are not ready. So how ready are we to have a successor generation. You saw what happened during the #EndSARS protest, we know the mistakes that the youths made, we know the efforts, we also know the gains they achieved, so let us build solid successors to take over from this generation.

Given the potential of our young people, why do you think they are not coming to the fore in government?

The fact is that there is a vacuum, and that vacuum was left by the generation after the old people, which is my generation, we were the oppressed generation, we were the generation that witnessed military brutality, we are the generation that was silenced for a very long time, we were the generation that was impoverished and made to beg for bread, so we have lost our voice, and so because we had lost our voice, we could not impact on the generation after us, that is exactly where the disconnect came from and this new generation they are just finding their feet. I am so impressed with them; I think it is because most of them have solid education from what I have seen. Forget the fact that we say the Nigerian education is poor, these children are the digital generation there are a lot they learn outside the school curriculum, but they have learnt a lot about leadership and I think that they are ready to take the baton of leadership. For my generation, forget it, we have lost it.

Message to the average Nigerian, especially the youth on what you are doing?

We are engaged in leadership and development, they should just keep learning first, it is very important, the need for self-development, they should develop themselves, their capacity, get involved in leadership trainings, workshops and then try to lead from their different levels, even if it is classroom, almost everybody has an innate leadership potential they should take it one step at a time. They are a very bold generation, for instance if I put my daughter before the president, she is going to tell him her mind without shaking. This is the Generation Next. It is the generation that would build Nigeria, and I just want them to know that we believe so much in them and they should keep it up.

Source: The Abuja Inquirer

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IDPs will get Resettlement Cities in 4 States, says refugee commission

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IDPs will get Resettlement Cities in 4 States, says refugee commission

In this interview with the honorable Federal Commissioner overseeing the National Commission For  Refugees Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) commission senator Bashir Garba Mohammed, he spoke on varied issues including getting resettlement for IDPs in four States.


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COVID-19 was a difficult period for Persons of Concerns, what was done to ameliorate their suffering?

As the agency mandated by the government of Nigeria for the care and maintenance of Persons of Concerns PoCs, the Refugee Commission ensured that national food drives held around the country to ease the burden of accessing food during the lockdown, PoCs in Abuja, Benue, Kwara, Borno,
Zamfara, Katsina and Cross River States benefited from food palliatives. Other assistance provided to PoCs during thelockdown also included medicines, hygiene items and surgical face masks all within the framework of best practices of migration management in Nigeria. In the mid to long term plans post Covid Era, we have recently come up with a plan towards the restoration of livelihoods of all Displaced Persons in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, who has tremendously done well in reducing poverty through development finance in Nigeria, we designed a project – PROJECT RELIANCE – the project is meant to ensure that POCs go beyond living on aids but also learning how to fend for themselves.
The Commission also decided to take the bull by the horns and embark on the project of resettling the millions of internally displaced persons through the NCFRMI Resettlement City Reintegration and Rehabilitation Programme.
We have designed these resettlement cities with the help of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, where we intend to have 600 housing units of two-bedrooms in each city in over 6 states, which include Borno, Katsina, Zamfara, Edo to mention a few as well as primary health care and education centres,
security outposts, worship houses, skill acquisition centres, markets and adjoining farmlands for use by indigenes. All these we believe will go a long way in reducing the suffering ofdisplaced persons.

What is the implication of this year’s theme of the National Migration Dialogue to PoCs in Nigeria?

The theme for 2020 was coined against the backdrop of the Global Pandemic that has affected the entire world, it is aptly captured as Providing protection and assistance to migrants during and post pandemic: strategies and actions. As you are aware COVID-19 has affected the entire world, it has impacted on global health of citizens across the world, impacted on the economy and on social interactions occasioned by the lockdown . The most impacted people have been our Persons of Concerns of which Migrants make up a huge number, so it is only appropriate that going forward we discuss and come up with strategies on how to address issues concerning migrants in Nigeria.

Has the Commission been able to repatriate returnees in the face of the Covid-19 Pandemic?


The answer is yes. Earlier in the year in July to be precise, amid movement restrictions in the country at that time and through the support of the Covid-19 Presidential Task Force in conjunction with the IoM and other partners we were able tobring back 109 returnees through the establishment of
humanitarian corridor which is essential for our Persons of Concern to cross international borders in a timely and dignified manner, with their rights respected and public health issuesaddressed.
We also further collaborated with IOM on a mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol for the returnees after which we provided them with food, clothing, shelter, psycho-social and health services, in order not to put strain on the livelihoods of their communities. I personally went to welcome them at their
holding center to welcome them back and brief them about the government’s plans for them.


What are some of the Challenges facing Migration Management in a time of COVID-19?

In 2015, governments around the World didn’t envisage a global pandemic could arise and affect the way migration was managed, as such only the individual health management of PoCs was captured in the National Migration Policy, I am happy to inform you that it is due for review. One of the first tasks before us next year is reviewing the Policy under the Technical Working Group on migration and development in Nigeria, so that in the future there will be a clearly mapped out plan of handling migrants in a pandemic situation.

Does the Commission receive support in the management of Migrants?
In the area of repatriation, we receive full support from IoM, they have been very helpful with the flight repatriation and subsequent reintegration, capacity building for returnees, developing business plans and skills, and identifying areas of interest. We have also received support from the Swiss Government through the Swiss Embassy in Nigeria.

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Girl-child education key to nation building – Kikelomo Akande

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Girl-child education key to nation building – Kikelomo Akande

Kikelomo Akande is a woman of many parts. Besides being a hardworking woman of substance, she is a businesswoman and philanthropist. Armed with a degree in Anatomy, today her focus is on girl-child education, bridging the gender gap as regards access to educational opportunities in the state. In this interview with Aisha Audu, she gives more insight into her NGO, challenges and her campaign on girl child education to
enable them contribute their quota to nation building.

By Aisha Audu

Excerpts:

Can we meet you ma?

I am Kikelomo Akande, a graduate of University of Ilorin; with a BSC in Anatomy and an MBA, both from the University of Ilorin. I am married to Dr. Femi Akande and we are blessed with 3 children. I am the General Manager of Treasures Bakery and confectionaries in Lokoja, Kogi State.

What inspired you to venture into charity work?
I got the inspiration when I looked around me and identified several needs that I can proffer solution to. I got motivated to make a difference when I see children that can be great having no vision and direction. I get inspired when I see intelligent women with great talents wasting away.
The feeling of every action you take making a difference to another person’s life is truly incredible. There is no other feeling like it. The memories and feelings resulting from working for charity last a life time. When you come to the realization that a little here and a little there can make a great change then you become resolute in making positive impacts in people’s life.
You can choose between paying school fees of 2,000 for a child in public school rather than spending the money on something worthless. Like Barack Obama said change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek. It is wonderful to know that, nobody needs to wait for a single moment before starting to improve the world.

What informed the idea of your NGO and what is it all about?

Our NGO is named ‘’SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL’’ with great emphasis on GIRL CHILD- our vision at ‘’SACTSO’’ is to see children enroll at school and to finish, that is not to drop out of school due to lack of finance. With the help of God we have been able to make a significant difference in this area.
The NGO came about when I discovered that children drop out of school because of an amount as low as N1, 500. The school fee in most of our public school is between N 1, 000 to N2, 000 for most school and you discover that some parents can still not afford to pay, thereby making the children to drop out of school. This is what we should not allow to be happening. This is why I always say N1, 000 can change and mould a destiny.
We not only pay school fees, we are also concerned about the emotional welfare of the child, and we also encourage children to start reading as from their young age. This we did by buying books which includes educational, motivational and fictions for schools so as to create a mini library. We donated books to Bishop Delisle College, Muslim Community Secondary School, UBE Lokongoma. We hope to be able to do more and extend to other schools. We gave talks on drug abuse, sexual behavior and how to choose a career.

What is the core vision of the NGO?

Our core vision is promoting educational opportunities for less privileged children in our community because with education we believe you can become anything you want to be. An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends the profound words of Benjamin Franklin.
We at ‘’ SEND A CHILD TO SCHOOL’’ organization strongly believe and embrace this astute ideology and we are committed to do our very best in promoting the right of every Nigerian Child to quality education, disbursing our limited resources to support the less privileged, ensuring they are not totally marginalized.
We are aware of the enormous challenges inherited in our immediate environment, but we believe in moving forward and resources as sacrificial investment into the education of the less privileged children.
Education opens up the mind to new doors and doing new things, it makes the mind becomes curious and curiosity leads us down new paths, New solutions that will drive the nation of our dreams. Ensuring our world becomes a better place by liberating the minds through access to quality education, this is our mission at ‘’SACTSO’’ and we are staunchly committed to its achievements’’.
Can you shed light on some major activities you have carried out since it was founded?
We have provided uniforms, socks, school bags, books etc, because we believe in the dignity of every child, we go public schools at the beginning of every school session to pay school fees for the complete year. Over 250 pupils are beneficiaries till date.
We provide 2 sewing machines at Bishop Delishe to enhance the idea of the students getting involved in one vocational Skills or the other. We organized summer school (lesson) for students from JSS 1 to JSS3. This was started in the years 2017 till date. We were unable to do for the years because of the covid-19. It will interest you to know that 5 of our students were given scholarship by effective group of schools due to our activities that was seen by the proprietor of the school on our face book handle. Our face book address is ‘’send a child to school organization’’. You can check some of our activities on the page.
Bishop Delishe is our Pilot project for the Skill acquisition. We hope to be able to extend ton other schools with time and make it an ‘’ after school program’’. In summary this is what we do school tour (a motivational talk series), operation say no to DRUG ABUSE, provision of uniforms, text books and school material support, school fees and examination fee payment support, free holiday coaching classes, mobile library, vocational training with emphasis on fashion designs for schools. SACTSO is not for words alone, we believe in doing the needful. We believe in taking ‘’STEPS’’.

How are you coping with the challenge of funding?

Funding is a lifetime of any programme. For now a larger percentage of what we do is funded by my husband, Dr. Femi Akande Treasures Bakery and my humble self. We get support from a few individuals as well.

How would you describe the condition of the Girl Child in Nigeria?

The condition of the Girl Child is pathetic. So much is expected from a girl child and it could be overwhelming sometimes. A girl is exposed to so many abuses more than a boy child, but I think it is getting better by the day due to so many organizations creating awareness about the plight of a girl and various steps being taken to bring about change.

How would you want issues of rape tackled?

Issues of rape can be tackled when we as parents are deliberate about having honest conversation with our children both male and female, educating them about the consequences of their actions. Government should also prosecute rapists; this will go along to send warning to other rapists out there.
Also an idle hand is the devils workshop; our children must be kept busy positively at all times. We must engage them mentally, spiritually and physically and to teach them on how to work hard and be smart.

How do you spend your leisure time ma?

I read a lot. I can not over emphasise the importance of reading. I travel when there is an opportunity for me. There is really no time to relax, I am always doing one thing or the other but in the midst of it all, I try to put my legs up once in a while and pamper myself with good food.

Any last words for mothers and parents in general?

Engage your children positively. Let them learn a thing or two. It does not mean that is what they will become e.g taking bribe etc but the knowledge acquired can be useful in their chosen field later in the future. Ben Curson learnt how to play a musical instrument while in school which helped him in the mastering PRECISION which was later useful for him in neuro surgery.
Expose your children to books. It enlarges their vision. The popular saying that ‘’Readers are leaders is very true.

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