By Augustus Bill
The Executive Members of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalist were at the home of Association of Persons Living with Sickle Cell Disorder where they interacted with members of the Association on their plights and way forward for the Sickle Cell sensitization campaign.
Speaking during the visit, the leader of the 6 person delegate and the Vice President of NAWOJ Mrs Chibota Edozie Expressed the Association desire to partner with the Sickle cell group to ensure that relevant authorities are made aware of the challenges persons living with the disorder face in this side of the country and chart ways to ensure that their cries for welfare and a sickle cell law to protect their rights are heeded to.
The National president promised the the Association initiated the visit to be able to ascertain the level of needs of the Association and she concluded that the visit has confirmed what they have been reading on the news about the sickle cell group. She continued that the visit will enable them in charting ways to include the Association’s needs when they reach the government.
She promised to make a case for the sickle cell group as they pay courtesy visits to the wife of Governors in Nigeria who Should play a lead and active role in the Sensitization Campaign.
Aisha Edward, the Coordinator of the Sickle Cell group expressed joy and Satisfaction at the visit, and Promised that her Association will never relent in her struggles until the Sickle Cell Anemia Prevention law is passed to protect the rights of persons living with Sickle Cell Anemia Disorder anywhere in Nigeria. She beckoned on the Group of women journalists to add their voices in the call for a fair and just treatment for people living with sickle cell Anemia as she lamented that Journalists have not done enough in aiding the sensitization Campaign especially in investigative Journalism where many of us are Constantly Facing Untimely death as a result of Selfish, insensitive and Less Concerned Attitude of those in the Corridors of Power Courtesy of Partisan Politics, worst still in cohort with Some of Our Dearest Care Givers in the Presence of Our Helpless Parents.
She however, expressed optimism that the visit proves that their case is indeed a concern for the Women Journalists, and a hope that something better is not far away.
The National Vice president of NAWOJ, Mrs Chibota Edozie
was in the company of Mrs Ngozi Agbo, Mrs Florence, Enugu State NAWOJ Executives and Nuj Mr Larry Onwuta When they visited the Sickle Cell home in Nanka, Anambra State.
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