At NASFAT women week, discussants harp on effects of drug abuse on society
The President of Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), Kamil Yomi Bolarinwa, has charged women to spend quality time with their children in order to raise responsible children.
He said by spending quality time with them, they would be able to shun vices plaguing the youths in the country.
This call was made at the grand finale of the 19th edition of NASFAT yearly women’s week, themed, ‘Menace of drug abuse: A wake up call for the Muslimah’ held at NASFAT Islamic Centre Aseese, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The event attracted over 10,000 women from the nooks and crannies of the country and those in diaspora.
The chief host, NASFAT Women Affair’s Secretary, Alhaja Samiat Mumuni, said that she was worried about the increasing rate of drug abuse among youths, hence, there is need for every woman to be more alive to her responsibilities of proper guidance mentoring and adequate care for the children.
Chairman of the event, Alhaja Foluso Abdulrazaq, stressed the futility of women pursuing ambitions and careers at the expense of their children. She advised women to create time for their children and show them love in order to discourage them from going into drugs.
The guest lecturer, Mrs. Modupe Ali, who is a Deputy Director, Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, said that drug abuse has even become popular amongst primary school pupils.
“It has become imperative for mothers and parents generally to have intimate relationship with their wards and children in order to detect any form of risk factors of drug abuse at the early stage,” she said.
The event was spiritually laden with prayers by the chief missioner of the society, Imam Maroof Abdulazeez Onike. He prayed for peace, prosperity and more abundance of life for all the participants at this year’s anniversary.
Dignitaries that grace the occasion include, Lagos State Commissioner for Women Affairs, Chief (Mrs.) Lola Akande, Chairman, NASFAT Board of Trustees, Alhaji Abdullateef Adewale Olasupo; Chairman, National Council of Elders, Alhaji Yunus Olalekan Saliu and others.