Women Have Great Role To Play In Nation Building
THE CRITERION: Return to your duty of nation building, Sultan tells Nigerian women
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, has called on women in Nigeria to return to their fundamental role of nation building that Nigeria’s dwindling family and national values may restore.
He said this on a sideline of his attendance at the opening ceremony of Second International and 11th Biannual Conference, organised by The Criterion, an Association of Muslim Women in Business and the Professions, which was held at the University of Ibadan Mosque Event Hall, on Saturday.
Represented by the Attah and Paramount Ruler of Aiyede Kingdom, Ekiti State, Oba Alhaji AbdulMumini Adebayo Orishagbemi, Arojojoye Abolokefa IV, Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar, who is Co-President of Council of the World Religions for Peace headquartered in New York, United States of America, expressed belief the insecurity in the country could have been stopped through right education.
He, however, noted that the best education that can remodel the society for better is better offered in the home and that the right teachers to impact such knowledge are the women, that is, mothers.
“It is therefore imperative, while they cannot be caged or pinned down away from taking part in the administration of state and building careers across the professions, that women, which The Criterion represents, must pay serious attention to their role of ensuring the home training a child requires to be morally upright across endeavours in the society is not lacking,” the Sultan said in the words of his representative, Attah Orishagbemi.
He also called on leaders of the country at all levels to work closely with traditional institutions, women and youth groups in the search for solutions towards regaining the family values and national integrity that are required to put the nation back on proper stage for peace, harmony and economic successes.
On the podium, giving his goodwill message earlier on behalf of the Sultan, Oba Orishagbemi had told the women of virtues that, “You have performed excellently well and I will tell His Eminence about this.”
Prince Bashir Adefaka,
Sultan of Sokoto Media Team