The Sultan of Sokoto and president, Nigerian Supreme Council For Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alh Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday tasked Muslim women to key into the fight against corruption by rejecting stolen money from their husbands who are public officeholders.
He also challenged wives of state governors and emirs to lead the campaign for girl-child education.
The Sultan spoke at the formal opening of the 30th annual national conference of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) in Ilorin, tagged “Motherhood and Leadership.”
The frontline monarch noted that the myriads of problems confronting the country “start from our homes.”
He said if Nigeria is to see the change its citizens have been yearning for, women must start the crusade against corruption right from home.
“Women must discuss corruption and ask questions from their husbands about their ill-gotten wealth especially from those who are public office holders.
“If you notice that your husbands, few months after becoming public officers, started buying exotic cars, build houses all over the place, ask questions on the source of that sudden wealth.
“As women,you must add your voice to issues affecting our country, formulate policies where anyone seeking public office must listen to you even if they don’t like it,” he stated.
The sultan stressed the need for women to ensure that they raise responsible children for the overall wellbeing of the society.
“If we don’t have a good society where children are raised by fear of God,I will say we don’t have a society “ he said.