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Ahmadiyya Muslim Women harps on active participation of women in 2023 general election

By Shakirah Adunola
23 September 2022   |   3:42 am
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Group, lajna Imaillah (the Servants of Allah) has called on Nigerian women to participate actively in the success of the 2023 general elections.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Group, lajna Imaillah (the Servants of Allah) has called on Nigerian women to participate actively in the success of the 2023 general elections.

This call was made in a communique at the end of the three-day National Conference in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, themed ‘National Building and Women of Faith’.

The group recognised the role of women as role models in all sectors of human endeavours, including stabilising the home and the country in general.

According to the communique, “women are National builders, homemakers and a force to be reckoned with in the socio-economic and political landscape in Nigeria, with the highest number of voters in any elections in the country.

The group admonished women to vote for capable leaders at all levels and women candidates with proven integrity.

The three days gathering feature, Quranic and speech competitions, deliberations on topical issues germane to national development, inter-faith harmony, medical outreach and visitation to the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria, FOMWAN, orphanage home, Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state, BCOS, and the Olubadan palace for royal blessings.

Speaking at the convention, Hajia Taofeeqah Fagbokade, Sadr, Head, Lajnal imaillah advised women to uphold the best moral behaviours and guidelines as stipulated in the Holy Quran and Hadith.
“ women should be the moral compass and conscience of the society who will continue to enjoin good and eschew evil in the environment” .

Dignitaries at the event included the Iyaloja of Ibadan Land, Alhaja Atere Aminat Bamidele, Perm. Sec. Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources represented the State Head of Service, Alhaja Sefiya Oyediran and Deputy Chief Registrar, Oyo State JudicialService Commission, Alhaja Modinat Akanni, International Amirah of Criterion and CEO, Qibla Group of Schools, Ibadan, Alhaja Muslimat Ademola. Also in attendance were the representatives of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Women Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) and Traditional Osun Worshippers, Ibadan, Oyo State.

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