Muslim women tackle peace and security issues

Taiwo Ojedele, Lagos.

Muslim girls at school

Strategically formulated developmental policies geared towards meeting the immediate needs of majority of Nigerians, coupled with effective implementation, will enhance peace and security in Nigeria.

As such, concerted efforts to proffer long lasting and practically effective solutions to address the myriad of challenges facing the country must be continuous.

These were the positions of discussants at the 31st annual conference of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria holding in Lagos with theme “development for peace and security.”

The conference noted that the various agitations across the country were as a result of gross neglect and long-term lack of development by previous governments.

It called on Nigerians to support the anti-corruption stance of the government by embracing the Change begins with me campaign recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Muhammadu Buhari, in a message to the event, acknowledged the fact that the prevailing economic situation in the country has brought hardship to many families and homes.

He reiterated the government’s pledge to fulfill all promises made during the electioneering campaign with an assurance that the current economic meltdown would not last long.

He called on Nigerians to shelve all parochial interests to move the country forward and work together to rid the country of all forms of corrupt practices.

President Buhari was represented by the governor of the State of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola.