Amina Sambo tasks women on insecurity
By Olugbenga Adanikin, Abuja
Wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina Sambo has charged women to work to ensure peaceful and harmonious co-existence.
She spoke at the opening of the 3rd Biennial National Women Conference organized by the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) in Abuja.
The National Women Affairs Secretary of Nasfat, Alhaja Nofisat Arogundade, said the purpose of the workshop was to sensitise women on major issues and their role in nation building.
Calling for a bottom-up approach in refocusing the family, she regretted that insecurity has broken the family bond between most children and their parents.
Describing the conference theme: ‘Role of women in peace building and conflict resolution’, as being relevant to the present security challenges facing the nation, Hajiya Sambo stressed that, it is the natural role of women to remain as peace arbitrators and promoters.
“The unfolding violence and agitation across the country have the potential to rob us of our peace and capable of tainting our timeless traditional and religious pristine values.
“Women by the special creation of the Almighty Allah are naturally gifted with virtues such as intuition, wisdom; patience, vision, perseverance, kindness and courage which make us fulfil effectively the role of peace building in the society. Our status as mothers should propel rather than hinder us from contributing our quota to the process of guaranteeing a more secured, peaceful and prosperous society,” she said.
Emphasising that Islam is a religion of peace that forbids violence, killing of innocent people as well as gender discrimination, Hajiya Sambo said: “women must become promoters of ethics, values and norms”.
Sambo’s wife urged women to act as peace corps at the home front, neighbourhood and community.