The women wing of the Nasrul-Lahi-l-Fatih (NASFAT) has charged the federal government to make huge investments in job creation and technological innovation to tackle kidnapping, killings and drug abuse by youths.
It called on the government to have a rethink and adopt the right policies to bail the nation out of the present crisis.
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The wing said this in Ado Ekiti yesterday at the opening of its three-day 7th biennial Women’s Conference with the theme, “Intentional parenting: The how’s of raising resilient Muslim children against all odds.”
Addressing newsmen, NASFAT National Women Affairs Secretary, Mrs Suweebah Kupolati, said women and children had continued to be at the receiving end of drug abuse, kidnapping and killings.
“NASFAT has been partnering government to empower our youth. Those who are self-employed are being given money to expand their businesses. We have Zakat Charity Foundation that we use to organise skill acquisition for them. We donated over N5m to widows across various locations last year.
“We have given out about N380 million to different groups and populace to alleviate poverty. We gave out N70 million during COVID-19 to help Nigerians. We also gave scholarships to sponsor youth for university education and for medical treatment of poor Nigerians.”
Kupolati described NASFAT as a pace-setting Islamic charity and faith-based organiSation that promotes health, education, livelihood and good governance among Nigerians.
The group backed the proposal by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu that Close Circuit Television (CCTV) should be installed at all religious centres to ward off senseless attacks.