NASFAT Conference to tackle challenges peculiar to women

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna

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An Islamic organisation, NASFAT says it will provide a platform to discuss issues affecting women, as well as empower them with knowledge on how to tackle them.

Addressing Newsmen in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, the National Women Affairs Secretary, Alhaja Samiat Mumuni said over a thousand women from all walks of life are expected to attend the 6th biennial conference in Kaduna.

She explained that the conference is designed to provide a platform for women to rub minds and discuss issues affecting them.

“NASFAT women management has several programmes that have directly positively impact on them, saying, we regularly undergo medical screening for the eyes, empower them on vocational skills and also reach out to widows, orphans and the economically disadvantaged.”

Speaking on the theme of the conference, ‘Preparing Muslimah for the Challenges of our Time’ Alhaja Samiat stated that, the topic was apt considering the different issues bedeviling the societies.

“The conference will address issues trending in our communities, some of which include; kidnapping, poverty, all forms of molestation, marital challenges and unfair treatment unleashed on women, all with a view to proffering solutions,” she stressed.

Meanwhile, another Islamic body, the Supreme Council for Shari’a in Nigeria, SCSN commends the Federal government on the timely release of the Dapchi girls.

Speaking on the commendation, the Secretary of the Council, Mr Abdurahman Hassan, said the Council applauds the successes recorded by the military especially in the Northeast region and the Country at large despite the challenges experienced.

“We urge government to have more concerted efforts in securing the Country, while also paying more attention to the economic development of the Nation,” Hassan stressed.

Speaking on the menace of herdsmen/farmers clashes, the Secretary said that stakeholders, statesman and well meaning Nigerians should guard their utterances so as to avoid provocations and additional problems for the Nation.

The Council also condemned the recent utterances made by the former Chief of Army Staff, General TY Danjuma accusing the military of colluding with armed bandits to kill some Nigerians.

According to him, “The former General should have met with the President in person to discuss such an important issue bothering the Nation with possible workable solutions, rather than address a gathering of exuberant youths.”

He however called on all Muslim youths to be law abiding, saying Islam condemns the killings of innocent souls and all manners of terrorist activities.

Omolayo.A