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Sanwo-Olu says proper upbringing critical to nation’s progress, development 


Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-olu. Photo; TWITTER/JOKESANWOOLU

Lagos State first lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said the insecurity being experienced in Nigeria could partly be blamed on the failure of women to perform their responsibility in the home, maintaining that peaceful home and proper upbringing of children are critical to the progress and development of any nation.
She, therefore, called for a return to community-based system, where every child’s interest and welfare is the responsibility of all parents and guardians, saying inculcation of right values in children and the youth at the community level remains one of the veritable solutions to rising insecurity in the country.  
According to her, the price the society is paying now through ransoms and psychological trauma of insecurity and kidnapping is due to failure that led to the neglect of some children by their parents and society.  


Speaking at a one-day seminar for Muslim Sisters, she said parents must return to the basis and embrace the system, where every mother truly cares about all children in the community. 
“In this era, when we have insecurity happening all over the country, we need to go back and check where we got it wrong. The so-called youths out there that are annoyed were given birth to through women. The question arises: where did we go wrong? Why is it that they are so annoyed with the system and are now fighting us?”
She recalled how people used to care for all children within the community, saying it was important more than before to return to the system where what affects one, affects all.  

She explained that the seminar, with the theme: “Women, Obedience: Nexus For A Successful Home And Nation Building,” was designed to bring Muslim sisters up to speed with skills and information to contribute their quota to peaceful society and national development, starting from the home front.

In his lecture, the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Sulaimon Abou-Nola, said for women to contribute to national development, they must be well educated, financially independent, be of good character and morally upright, prayerful and know their rights in the society.
There were other lectures on Islamic Perspective On Violence Against Women by Alhaji Abdul Hakeem Kosoko; Islamic Panacea To A Troubled Marriage by Alhaja Omolara Mumuni; Our Children: Our Today And Tomorrow by Alhaja Azeezat Raji; as well as Work Life Balance by a Psychiatrist Doctor from Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Dr. Seun Ogunnubi.


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