Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria (NASFAT) has said that it has concluded plans to empower about 3000 women and youths in order to reduce the rate of unemployment and insecurity challenges in the country.
The organisation said this in a press conference ahead of its coming 22nd annual women’s week slated for next month, tagged ” Ending Insecurity and Sustaining Peace, strategies and Resources for the Muslim.”
According to the women affairs secretary, NASFAT, Mrs. Suweebah Bola Kupolati, the essence of the programme is to bring women together from all professions, across zones and branches, and diaspora to discuss and enlighten women on matters related to women development, promoting Islamic values in family and the country.
She said, “Insecurity is a worrisome issue for us and it has affected us as a people. Our husbands are out of jobs, women can no longer go to farm, the youths are faced with unemployment and the most vulnerable among us all are the women because they are usually sexually harassed, and children cannot go to school because of kidnapping issues and we as a society are not happy about the situation in the country.”
“So that is why we are empowering women and youths in skills acquisition in snail farming, tomato paste production, organic cosmetics, shoe and bag making, cake and small chop making, tie and dye and empowerment graduation ceremony,” she said.
Suweebah said the searchlight is beamed on women in finding lasting solutions to the rising wave of different forms of insecurity in the society which has become a major threat to life and property.