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Muslim women lament insecurity, poverty


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Hundreds of Muslim women have called on the federal and state governments to rise up to the various challenges threatening the country, including poverty and insecurity.

The women, under the umbrella of Women In Da’awah (WID), made the appeal in Kaduna while addressing a press conference to herald their national conference scheduled to take place in Kaduna, today.

WID’s National President, Maryam Idris Othman, identified poverty, kidnapping, banditry, political thuggery and the negative manifestations of election outcome as hunting the country, saying these have eroded the confidence of Nigerians on the state and its leaders, adding: “As a resilient people, we cannot sit back, lament and expect miracles; hence the conference, tagged, ‘Kaduna 2019,’ to address the development across the country.

Othman explained: “The choice of this theme is a direct outcome of happenings and issues experienced this year, which indeed have reached unwholesome height, as one of those years that showcased and featured dislocations among the populace.

“We call on government at all levels to intensify concerted effort in addressing the issues threatening our communities with a view to rekindling hope in the populace.”

She also called for the restructuring of Almajiri schools to give all children a chance to live purposeful lives, thereby reduce the burden on society, particularly in the north.

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