NASFAT equips public relations officers with digital marketing skills
• Visits NUJ Lagos council, seeks to end violence against children
Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), has urged the public relations officers to take the advantage of an evolving digital space to spread the good news of Islam.
Besides, the officers were trained on the best alternative way of enhancing internal communication across the branches of the society in other to stimulate the desired growth and development.
Meanwhile, the group has condemned attacks and abuse of children and minor calling on parents in Nigeria to take proper care of their children and ward and avoid dehumanizing them.
The Public Relation Secretary of Lagos West Zone 2 of NASFAT, Alhaji Abdul Salam Bello, who spoke at a workshop organized for members recently, said we are repositioning NASFAT for a better future, so that in the next millennium we will be ahead.
“There are two ways to it, how they can use the knowledge to improve on personal accomplishment and also propagate Islam. It is when they are empowered that they can contribute meaningfully to the society. The training will also provide a source of empowerment for those that have attended the workshop, they are thought how to create various tool and use the online media to improve their life and contribute to Isalm.”
Speaking during the workshop, The Publicity Secretary of NASFAT, Alhaji Banji Busari, stated that communication has played a key role in the geometric rise and growth of the society in the last 22 years.
Busari noted that adequate internal communication in the society would erase ignorance among members and put everyone on the same page, stimulate healthy rivalry among individuals, groups and branches, inspire confidence among members regarding the leadership, boost the revenue base of the society thereby stimulating growth and development and engender increase in membership.
He charged the entire branch public relation secretaries to be effective in the issues of all internal communication in their various branches which rest squarely on their media skills, passion for the job and fear of Allah.
However, An official of NASFAT Alhaja Morufat George, who led a team of officials to the Lagos Council of the Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ), recently said parents and guardians have no right to abuse and injure their children in the name of inculcating discipline on them, warning that the actions that amount to physically manhandling a child or minor will no longer be accepted.
She said the organization has launched an advocacy programme in partnership with the United Nations Children and Educational Fund (UNICEF) to sensitise Nigerians on these ills against children and see how it could be checked.
The Chairman of the NUJ, Lagos Council, Qasim Akinreti said the partnership is commendable especially with the type collaboration UNICEF is seeking.
He said the Nigerian media, particularly Lagos journalists, had been in the forefront of advocacy on violence against children.
He commended UNICEF for working with NASFAT especially in realization that religious focal groups are considered perfect in this advocacy programme.
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