…..to Discuss Insecurity, Kidnapping, Marital Issues, Others
By Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna
Over 1000 women delegates of the Nasrul-lahi-li Faith Society of Nigeria (NAFSAT), will be in Kaduna from 29th March to 1st April, 2018, for their biennial conference to discuss issues concerning insecurity, different forms of molestation, kidnapping, poverty, health challenges, marital issues and unfair treatment unleashed on women.
Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Wednesday, National Women Affairs Secretary of NAFSAT, Alhaja Samiat O. Mumuni, explained that the 1,000 delegates are from all walks of life spread across all regions in Nigeria, West Coast of Africa, United Kingdom and the USA.
“We are also going to have representatives from other religious organisations and a few number of NGOs.
“The Conference is designed to provide platform for our women to rob minds, discuss issues affecting them, inspire them, empower our women with knowledge that allows them to stand out as role models and be able to stand the test of time.
“NASFAT Women Management has several programmes aimed at impacting positively on women. We engage in health programme where we regularly have general medical screening like eyes screening, health talk, walk for fitness and others.
“We empower our women and youth on different vocational skills in order to be self-sufficient. We have quite number of welfare programmes for our widows, the economically disadvantaged, orphans and the needy to mention a few.
“This year’s biennial conference is the sixth edition of its kind holding here in Kaduna, precisely at the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI) between 29th March and 1st April, 2018. The theme for this Conference is ‘Preparing Muslimah for the Challenges of our Time”. She added.
According to her, “NASFAT is a non-profit religious organisation with its headquarters in Lagos. It has about 300 groups and branches both in Nigeria and abroad. NASFAT encompasses different tribes; it is not a Society for Yoruba alone and that is why we try as much as possible to move round the Country and beyond to host our general conference and sensitise people about our Mission.
“We have confirmed attendance of the Executive Governor of Kaduna, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, the Chief Imam of Zazzau Emirate, Zaria and some other high net worth individuals. The event is going to be chaired by Professor Ango Abdulahi, the Magaji Rafin, Zazzau, Zaria.
“The event will feature renowned Islamic Public speakers, including Dr. Binta AbdulKarim who is the Theme Speaker, Hajia Maryam Lemu of Islamic Education Trust, (IET) Minna; she is going to speak on Personal Development Plans: Process and Values, Barrister Sulaimon Lanre Ipinmisho, he is the Former Director General, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) he will deliver a speech on ‘the Role of Women In Combating Drug Abuse’ to mention a few.”