GOVERNMENT UPON HIS SHOULDERS. "Mama Ene! Mama Ene!! abeg come outside I need your help " A dark skinned woman with a round chubby face called. Looking at how heavily she is breathing one will tell she ran a marathon to be in this compound at this early hour of the day shouting mama Ene. "Eh mama Bossey wetin happened?" An average woman of 35, rushed out, wiping her hands, "mama Bosey your children dey fine?" ask Mama Ene with concern. Mrs Theresa Edache is called after her first daughter; Ene, her husband and her are God fearing couple, always helping the needy. "My daughter get belly, she no no who give her the belly, we don do everything to abort the pregnancy but we no fit. I no no why everything about me be like they curse me, since my husband die, life don tire me, even God self, na all these suffering make me stop to believe in him because if God truly dey all things no go dey happen to me, my daughter right now no fit born, hospital say make we pay for operation na wetin carry me come here mama Ene help me abeg" saying this she knelt down with tears rushing from her eyes. "hmm" mama Ene breathe out heavily "God is never dead, he doesn't forsake never! He loves you. He doesn't leave his Children". "why on earth will you advise your daughter for an abortion?" Suddenly her tune changed. Mama Bosey covered her face. Stand up make we go the hospital! she ordered. "which hospital she dey"? "Na Aminu Teaching Hospital" Hurriedly they left the house. Got into the tricycle. Reaching the hospital from afar a nurse in her 20s ran towards them. "Mrs Ade we have been looking for you, your daughter has put to birth without any complication but there is a problem, follow me!" Entering the room the different faces stirring at one direction made them uneasy. Why people gather like this? mama Bosey ask herself. As they made their way inside what they saw lost their balance. A newly born baby, wet coil hair, tiny fists seating on the lap of Bosey talking. His voice loud and clear, from afar one may think is a grown up. "Years ago a king was born, Emmanuel his name, government upon his shoulder, he is Christ the savior! says the baby. Anyone who believe in him shall be save, free from hell. He is coming soon! give your life to God! His government will have no end, is never to late to accept this King now!" Saying 'now' the baby stop breathing. "I can't feel his breathe mama" shouted Bosey. The doctor checked the baby's pulse. "he is gone". Bosey started crying quietly. Mama Ene cleared her voice, for the first time in the room she uttered her words. " We all should give our lives to Christ, this is a warning. Even in hardship believe in Him. God will never fail us!"

GOVERNMENT UPON HIS SHOULDERS.
GOVERNMENT UPON HIS SHOULDERS.

Ages ago, it is known that woman is part of creation that came after man thus making man superior above her. Although woman played important role in the society yet she is limited as science calls her 'the weaker vessel’. Even with her values, she is subjected into becoming chaff. She can’t voice out her views so she won’t be tag feminist, even when she got the potentials of leadership yet the society shut the door against her because that is disrespectful and over throwing of the superior; man. Therefore, she fold her hands, seat at home like the lonely Jake down the hill. To this effect, the society only see her as the "kitchen worker and the bedroom worker". Africa as one of the most cultural oriented continent, shared in the belief of 'a woman should never talk or be seen in public(Power/offices)...let the man occupy and do all things.' This ideology has expanded to our great nation Nigeria that we have taken it upon our heads like basket on the head. Today our nation suffered from gender sensivity. Today the role of women have been misplaced, gender inequality and gender inequitity has become order of the day. The gift of female child has become a curse instead of blessing. Furthermore, female education is a struggle in the Nigeria society so she end up half finishing her secondary school and then marry her grandfather as a husband. Perhaps with determination she obtained higher qualifications they calls her " wild". When she begins to push harder to get to the top, they calls her "Prostitute". When she stands up to correct the misintrepretations on ground they calls her "feminist". The lives of females in our world especially our country Nigeria today is made difficult that the values inbuilt in them have been thrown away as chaff. Dear Nigerians, I want to bring to your minds that the girl child needs to go to school as same way the boy child does. Public offices should be open to all and women shouldn’t be denied from participating, females should be given equal rights to all benefits enjoyed by the society and be allowed to voice out their views. All job proffessions should award equal respect and tittles to all females as applicable to men. Dear husbands, your wives aren’t stick give her the chance to support you both in knowledge and in finance. Respect her because she is the greatest manager. Finally, if gender bias is eradicated, we open our gender blinded eyes, give all of us the chance to make use of our values equally and all hands on desk, we shall make Nigeria great!. Don’t ever under-rate the power of a woman. She isn’t weak. She just want a room for audience to show her value. Give her the chance!. SAY NO TO GENDER BLINDNESS!!!

Woman; Value or Chaff?
Woman; Value or Chaff?