A path to tread.

This story is in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.

I woke up on the wrong side of bed on this Monday morning after sharing a beer with my in- law the previous night. I reluctantly got up and I had Monday blues to contend with. I did everything in slow motion until I arrived at Magodo bus stop which was about to 12 minutes walk from my apartment.


The crowd at the bus stop was unprecedented. I said, “Where is everyone headed?” An inner voice asked me the same rhetoric question- ” Where are you headed? ” This was about 7a.m. It was so plain to see that I was running late. Some people decided to trek when the commercial buses were not forthcoming.

I jumped on the board the band wagon. As I walked, I saw a young girl in her school uniform, trodding. I noticed her worn out shoes and her uniform was not ironed. She was unkempt. Her bag was dirty, torn, and light in weight. It was obvious that there were no books but one or two exercise books.


I fell into deep thoughts as I stole glances at the tired and famished young girl. I became a forest of ideas as it struck me to lend a hand. I tailed her while I walked to catch a bus, and suddenly, I saw a dilapidated sing post with the inscription ” Ehingbeti Girls School, Ketu”. The school building was nothing to write home about too.
“Our team at work could visit her school and donate some relief materials to the girls in the school”, I said, while I wondered how our leaders pay less attention to public schools.


As I walked, I heard a faint voice like my wife’s, rose to a crescendo, and I heard, ” wake up, breakfast is ready ” – that was when I realised I was in a dream. This Monday was a bank holiday.


“This dream must come to fruition to save and support the girl child’s education” I bellowed, and I sipped my cup of coffee.

They say “if you educate a woman, you educate a nation” The reason is simple. Women contribute immensely to family and societal growth and development.

Lending a hand is a good path to tread. Do it if you can. Don’t tarry.

What goes around, comes around.

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In a little village called Tomo, Nike, an orphan was an epitome of beauty. She was referred to as the flavour of the village by her admirers. Ade was one of the boldest guys who could approach her and ask her out. In a short while, Ade and Nike became an item. Their relationship was on everyone’s lips. The villagers never cease to gossip them. Ade’s friends became envious and regretted not making the move to date Nike before Ade did.

Dayo who had lived in the city for years after graduation from the University, decided to return home as the government has been doing everything to promote agriculture and encourage farmers for self sufficiency in food production. Dayo moved to the village with his wife . His Dad had willed an expanse of land to him that he could conveniently farm on. He and his wife, Moyo have been married for 11 years without a child. Dayo was quite handsome, tall and lanky.

He had been under pressure to have at least a child . The thought of another wife, who could bear children for him crossed his mind often. “You’re barren” , he said to his wife each time they had a quarrel.

On the new yam festival day in the village, conviviality greeted the atmosphere. There was so much to eat and drink. Nike was all over the place like other girls and women who took care of the guests. Dayo couldn’t take his eyes off Nike. ” I am Dayo. What’s your name? ” , he approached Nike and they became friends sooner rather than later.

It was no longer a secret that Nike was pregnant. She couldn’t hide it anymore after seven months. Everyone who knew her with Ade concluded that Ade was responsible.

Dayo felt the pregnancy was his. Ade, the teacher and Dayo, the new mechanised farmer in the village, claimed to be responsible for Nike’s pregnancy. The solution to the deadlock was a DNA test which was advised by the medical doctor in charge of the health centre in the village . Pronto, the samples were taken and the test was carried out in the Capital city. When the result came, Dayo, who had always refused to subject himself to fertility test as advised by the family gynecologist lost out and Nike gave birth to a bouncing baby boy for Ade. This put an end to the secret love between Nike and Dayo.

Ade later found out that Nike had an affair with Dayo. He was devastated and he called it quits with Nike.

Nike went through thick and thin to bring up their son, Temi.

Temi was a brilliant boy. He came tops in class. He recognised the efforts his mum put in to see him through school, and took care of him with her meagre resources. These spurred him on and he was determined to make something out of life even though his father abandoned him and his mum.

He was very skillful as a footballer. He was always striking and scoring with precision. His coach fell in love with him and pushed for a scholarship for him. Temi plies his trade as a footballer in Europe now.

Temi is loaded. He helps indigent students in the village. He has relocated his mother, Nike to Europe.

Ade, is at the moment begging both Nike and Temi for forgiveness in spite of his marriage to another woman, who had two children for him. Temi refused to forgive him but he did not take out his displeasure for his father’s actions on his step sister, Dolapo and brother, Biodun, rather he showed them love. He offerred them scholarships to study abroad. By this action, Temi is worthy of emulation. He has set an example for others to follow in lending a hand.

Ade is not relenting in his plea. He sends emissaries to him especially after watching him play for his team. He still hopes that he will be forgiven for abandoning his son and Nike, who would have been his lovely wife.

Navigating juvenile in dealing with their physical , behavioural or mental health issues.

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We had such a fabulous time at the correctional center for boys ! The guidance of Juvenile in dealing with their physical , behavioural or mental health issues is such an amazing privilege.

First, we must commend the government and all the working staff for an amazing effort to keep the center going.

We had an amazing time chatting and educating the boys and we are glad it all serve the purpose of effecting change and empowering juveniles with the use of counseling techniques as they navigate through different emotions and body changes in this phase.

We are excited to be taking this a step higher ! Please kindly look out for our next move on our pages💖

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

Have you tested positive for COVID-19 ? Truth is, you may be worried for yourself and others you live with or have recently spent time with but not to worry here are some tips you may choose to take to ensure you have the best chance for recovery and to help reduce your chance of infecting others.

If you are confirmed positive COVID-19 test, you are most likely being sent home to rest, stay away from others, and recover. This will be the case for more than 95% of people, as their symptoms do not require hospitalization. Some patients have a higher risk for complications and will be monitored extra closely.

Symptoms tend to go away for most people as the body works to recover from COVID-19 infection, which usually takes two or three weeks.

Ten days after coronavirus symptoms first appeared and you don’t have any more symptoms, research suggests most people are no longer able to infect others and may end isolation.

You can find more information on what to do if you are sick from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control

OR Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Need more information on nutrition tips and available psychosocial support for diagnosed COVIC-19 patients ?

Send us an email at askpatientnavigator@gmail.com OR call our PNP mobile

We are glad to support you !

Why you should wear your mask

A review funded by the World Health Organization and published in the scientific journal lancet concluded that staying at least three feet from others and wearing masks do appear to limit the transmission of the coronavirus. 

When someone coughs,talks, sneezes they could release germs into the air that may infect others nearby.

Wearing a face mask will help prevent the spread of infection and prevent the individual from contracting any airborne infectious germs.

Another study found mass adoption of face masks could even prevent a second wave of the disease.

StaySafeBeSafe

ARE THERE WELFARE POLICIES IN NIGERIA?

In answering the question “Are there Welfare Policies in Nigeria?” and if there are “are they implemented?” the first thing that comes to mind is “what is a welfare policy?” in understanding the term welfare policy, there is a need to break the concepts, first. What is welfare?

According to the oxford dictionary, welfare is the health, happiness, and fortunes of a person or group. It is also defined as the statutory procedure or social effort designed to promote the basic physical and material well-being of people in need.

It can also be defined as the provision of minimal level of wellbeing and social support for all citizens. Welfare can take a variety of forms, such as monetary payments, subsidies and vouchers, or housing assistance. Welfare systems differ from country to country, but welfare is commonly provided to individuals who are unemployed, those with illness or disability, the elderly, those with dependent children and veterans.

Policy, on the other hand, is a statement of intention, committed towards intervention in a social situation. Policy is a thought out decision or plan of action about the type of desired change to any given problem or situation.

A policy is a deliberate system of principles to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes. A policy is a statement of intent, and is implemented as a procedure or protocol.

In other words, Welfare Policies are legislative documents that contain guidelines and directives for the provision of minimal level of well-being and social support for all citizens. It can also be referred to as guidelines, principles, legislation and activities that affect the living conditions conducive to human welfare.

Having clarified these concepts, it is imperative to go back to the question at hand. Are there welfare policies in Nigeria?

Love is INDISPENSABLE

Love! Love! Love!Who exactly are you?And yet I will show you the most excellent way.If I speak in tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.Love is patient, Love is kind.LOVE does not envy, it does not boast, It is not proud.It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.Love Never Fails.

My Experience in Windows of Opportunities

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To say I did not enjoy the WOP (Windows of Opportunities) meeting conference 2015 is to say the least. My name is ADEOLA ,incase you are wondering what my name is….lolz ! My experience in Windows of opportunities (WOP) had a great impact in my life and it will forever be a memorable one. I was given the opportunity to do one out of all I love doing most which is impacting and touching lives positively. I empowered about close to 25 girls, teaching them ICT (Information and communication Technology) and how to transform, implement and move their businesses into the next level using ICT in a dynamic and a practical way. Also illustrated how Technology has caused more good than harm which is available for people who are willing and determined to unlock their hidden potential to get the great satisfaction it has in store for them. My inquisitive audiences were also passionate and were ready to learn more about Technology. There is nothing more interesting and captivating than planning for an event and seeing it work miraculously. I must confess that the WOP organizers did a wonderful job. The timing was excellent, the program flow was superb, it was also impactful and above all God took absolute control of the program as I could tell on the expression on each faces that they all left the program fulfilled and happy that the time invested was worthwhile. Meanwhile, I was intrigued by the program transition from the commencement of the program till the end. There was never a dull moment. The program started by 9am with a welcome speech from the promoter of the WOP initiative Olayinka  Odumosu, afterwards, she introduced the first speaker on stage. The first speaker spent close to two hours discussing computer in a theoretical way with practical illustration. The second speaker spent almost 2hours teaching hands on computer practical. Finally, we visited Omatek Computer Limited where we saw how they assemble computer cases, speakers, keyboards and mouse. We also learnt about solar system techniques. My experience at Omatek was motivating and inspiring as some of their staff welcomed us and told us some life changing experiences. I won’t hesitate to accept the offer to come for another WOP because I really enjoyed every moment I spent there.