The Co-ordinator of Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) in Osun State, Alhaji Abdul-Gani Layi Oyeduntan has urged muslim women to be the platform for a virile and peaceful society devoid of social vices at all times.
He made the call at the Nuru-l-Islam Sisters First award of excellence and launching of a mosque held at Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria premises, Sabo road Osogbo last Sunday.
The former commissioner for health disclosed that the bedrock of a peaceful society are women, whom, he said the holy Prophet Muhammed described as the first and best teachers of the child.
Oyeduntan, who is also the chief launcher at the occasion stated that women have a lot at stake in the present political dispensation, saying that without proper and unflinching support from the female folk, the men would certainly have nothing to brag about as their achievements.
He disclosed further that though women are not associated with political thuggery, he urged them to discourage their wards from indulging in it, saying it negates the teachings of Islamic religion.
Oyeduntan then called on politicians to desist from dirty politics, saying it is necessary to ensure that the country’s democracy outlive the greedy and selfish interests of individuals.
Speaking earlier, the Amirah of the Organization, Alhaja Qudrat Kofoworade, said that Nurul-I-Islam Sisters sprang-up from the Ansarudeen Youth Association, Osogbo branch in 1999.
She stated that it was formally called Ansarudeen Young Women Association of Nigeria before it was later changed to Nuru-I-Islam (light of peace) and inaugurated in 2002.
The Amirah added that one of the major objectives of the group was to ensure the spiritual development of the youth, which she said, would reduce vices in the society tremendously.
She also lauded the contributions of the founding Amirah, who she said, worked tirelessly to ensure the survival of the group before her demise.
Alhaja Kofoworade stated that the group is still the baby of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society and still identifies with all the programmes and policies of the society nationwide.
By shina abubakar