WELLNESS GURU, LADY JULIA FORTUNE SPEAKS PASSIONATELY ON HER MISSION IN AFRICA, AND CALL FOR LIBERTY BACK HOME
Julia Fortune is one of the millions Nigeria making a living and doing splendidly well in the Diaspora, but unlike many, still create time to visit her fatherland, despite all the bodies her base in America holds A well grounded business lady, armed with good acumen, she does a few brand of business but is key player in the wellness and health business, with an African operational base on the high brow Ogunlana drive, Surulere, Lagos She recently returned home on a short but most eventful visit to Lagos, there this wordsmith, Cerutti Mike Osagie encountered her and she was nice to oblige us brief interview.. Excerpt
* welcome home Madame Fortune, please tell us your view on Nigeria, roads and people? Thank you. Frankly speaking, we are battling with a multi-faceted problem in Lagos and if you sample opinion, a part will say yes, there is improvement while others have not sincerely felt much. People in Iyana Ipaja /Ayobo axis will say there can never be a better government in terms of road. There are others that are applauding the current government on everything including their work on the refineries. This is just too pre mature. I look around in the last 3 weeks since I arrived, I see disgruntled and stressed out citizens!!! In my zone on the mainland, we have roads but the sporadic electricity we have been receiving is a nightmare. I believe with consistency on the part of government, Nigeria will boast of 24/7 electricity, just like other developed nations!
* As fellow lagosian in overseas, what advice do you have forYes, the governor needs truth, not flattery.Ambode has a lot to do, starting with educating the masses on how they can apply their mind as the architects of their fortune or misfortune. Ambode needs to embrace and support entrepreneurs in providing job opportunities for our youths
* A lot has been said of America and passion for liberty, what does liberty means to you? Wow wow...this is an insightful question. Over the last hundred years or so government growth and overreach has eroded some of our liberties, not all it in the way most people think, but that's a discussion for another time. The concept of liberty in America is an individual one, for every citizen it's different. Generally, however, there is the Bill of Rights which guarantees several liberties: speech, religion, peaceful assembly, right to bear arms, etc. Specifically each individual has the opportunity to be what they want to be, or not; live where they want to live; do what they want to do, or not. Liberty is freedom and if you think about, freedom is the ultimate liberty.
WHY A PASSION TO GIVE BACK TO COMMUNITY
"I came home to impact the communities by educating them via my wellness educational workshops on preventing and managing chronic diseases and living a healthy lifestyle. I have an upcoming fundraising wellness workshop coming up in November 19, 2015 featuring a panel of 6 wellness experts. The proceeds from this event will be used for educating and health screening of the folks living in the communities. We are hoping the Lagos State Government would support the foundation in carrying out its community based project on an annual basis. Individuals and Organizations can call into our office 09098050026 & 08106690241 for further details on the event or on how and benefits of becoming a sponsor.