From Timothy Agbor/OSOGBO
Should “women of faith” be given the chance to occupy 50 percent of the nation’s polity, there would be solutions to the crises bedeveling the country, Nasrul-Lahi-Faith Society, International has said.
“Women are the only ones that can make the change in Nigeria. We are the home builders and we want to have 50 percent of the nation’s political scene. Nasrul-Lahi-Faith Society, International inspires women into politics for good governance and sustainable development,” NASFAT said.
Addressing a press conference in Osogbo on Wednesday, 16th April, 2014, the National Women Affairs Secretary of NASFAT International, Alhaja Nafisat Abiola Arogundade, said the society’s annual conference commences on Friday, 18th April, 2014, in Osogbo, Osun State capital, southwest Nigeria.
The essence of the conference according to Alhaja Arogundade is to reposition, inspire, motivate and educate the Muslim Women on needs to galvanise them to achieve utmost aims in the society.
One thousand delegates of NASFAT drawn from all states in the country are expected to storm Osogbo on Friday while the conference will be chaired by the wife of the Vice President, Mrs Namadi Sambo.
Also expected at the conference is the Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola; his wife, Mrs Sherifat Aregbesola; the Deputy Governor, Otunba Titi- Laoye Tomori; and other dignitaries across Nigeria and the globe.
Alhaja Arogundade noted that women at the occasion would be fed on things that would uplift them morally and their mindset would be developed in other for them to develop spiritually.
She further disclosed that the conference would look at religion as a whole saying it was only through this that people would be able to see it beauty. She added that the conference would also dabble into the education aspect, so that muslim women whose education is not up to standard could use the opportunity of adult education to further their studies in the country.
She used the occasion to urge muslim women to be involved in politics, stressing that politics is not dirty as some people portrayed it in the country, calling muslim women as positive changer who should use their faith to change the perception of people to politics in Nigeria.