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WID conference in Kaduna, to examine societal challenges

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Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Guest Lecturer, Dr. Mashudat Bello-Mojeed (left), Consultant Physician, Dr. Ganiya Oyeleke, Alhaja Rihanat Olagunju, and Amirah of the Lekki Muslim Ummah (LEMU), Alhaja Sharifah Andu at the LEMU Quarterly Da’wah Workshop held on May 19.


A foremost women organisation, Women in Da’awah (WID) has urged government at all levels to intensify efforts in addressing challenges threatening communities in order to rekindle hope in the populace by providing opportunities to actualise them.

The group calls for the restructuring of almajiri schools, to give all children a chance to lead purposeful living.“We call on citizens to fulfil their obligations to Allah in word and deed by imbibing noble citizenship values, excellent communal relations, community development and contributing to the betterment of their own societies. As Muslims, we are expected to be shining examples in doing good and enjoining it. We should revive that.”

In a statement issued by the president of the organisation, Hajia Maryam Idris Othman to commence 14th yearly National Conference of WID in Kaduna themed ‘Believers! Enter wholly into Islam and do not follow in the footsteps of Satan for he is your open enemy’

She said the 14th edition of the Conference taking place in Kaduna, would focus on the aspiration and mood of the populace especially the Muslim community.

Othman said the choice of theme is reflection of happenings and issues being experienced by Nigerians presently . “Indeed, year 2019 has reached an unwholesome height as one of those years which showcased and featured series of dislocations among the populace, including kidnappings, banditry, political thuggery and the negative manifestations of election season. But as a resilient people, we cannot sit back, lament and expect miracles”.

She noted that the conference would showcase three days of lectures, discussions and meetings including ten lectures, seven topics and a youth session. Prominent scholars are scheduled to deliver papers including Dr Muhammad Sulaiman Jos, Dr Bashir Umar Aliyu, Sheikh Muhammad Bn Uthman, Dr Mansur Ibrahim Sokoto, Ambassador Bukar Yusuf Al-Amin, Dr Shettima Aji Ali, Dr Jabir Sani Maihula, Dr Mansur Yalwa & Professor Bello Dogarawa among others. Some of the topics that will be analysed include;

The opening ceremony is slated for Saturday, June 22, 2019 to be graced by an array of distinguished scholars and personalities. These include the chief host, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai; the keynote speaker, Dr. Abubakar Sani Birnin Kudu; and special guests such as the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hajia Aisha Buhari, wives of several state governors among others.

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