By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – President/Founder of The Eye Opener Women and Youth Foundation, Mrs. Margret Julius has called on Nigerian youth not to despise the days of their little beginnings, rather improve on their skills or talents to the best of their ability.
Mrs. Julius who stated this at a march pass to mark this year’s Independence Day celebration organized by the Joint Christian Youth Uniform Organization Nassarawa, (JCYUON), in Kaduna, added that there is always a day of reward.
She inform the gathering that it was the Boys Brigade was the forum God used to nurture her as she grew up in the group, and urged the youth never to trivialize whatever they were doing no matter what challenges they were faced with in life.
“Let nobody discourage you in life. I want to assure you that the event of today was just a preamble, greater one is yet to happen,” she explained.
While she vowed that the Eye Opener Foundation would stand strong spiritually, physically and financially in support to the upliftment of JCYUON, Mrs. Julius cautioned the youth not to be problems to their communities, families or government, rather they should be help meets as they were light in the world.
“I want to assure you that by this time next year what would happen in this place would bring back the lost sheep to this fold. The Eye Opener would stand strong to give you support in whatever is the needed by the grace of God,” Julius reiterated.
Also speaking, Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, (CAN), Nassarawa zone, Reverend Yohanna Achi, commended the organizers of the event and urged them to always notify the Association on time before event of this magnitude is observed to ensure that churches gives their widows might.
While encouraging participants at the parade particularly the young ones, he urged them to keep it up as God will stand by them; adding that some members of the Nigerian Armed Forces started like them and today they are well known in the society.
Early in his address, Coordinator of JCYUON, Mr. Success Ekpe, disclosed that the event marked the first programme plan by the group to witness and celebrate the faithfulness of God in the lives of citizens.
According to him, the group which aims to foster unity and maintained Godly relationship within and outside the church consists of five paramilitary organizations namely; the Boys Brigade, Royal Ambassadors, Royal Rangers, Royal Shepherd and the Cadet.
He explained that JCYUON was formed on June 23, 2019 in order to expand Christ and his uniqueness in the lives of believers.
On the day’s event, Mr. Ekpe, said Independence Day is an official national holiday in the country celebrated on October 1, yearly to mark Nigeria’s proclamation of independence from British rule.