The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has called on Nigerians to shun sabotage and embrace truthfulness and godliness to curb the economic recession ravaging Nigeria.
The FOMWAN National Dawah Officer, Alhaja Tawakalitu Oderinde, made this declaration during the 8th, annual conference and award presentation of the association at the weekend in Akure, Ondo State.
Alhaja Oderinde, who was the guest lecturer at the occasion spoke on the theme: “Nigeria Economy in Recession, the Islamic solution”.
She said Nigerians should stop spending extravagant, but love their neighbours and always help the needy as a way of stemming the challenges of the economic recession.
Describing recession as a wrath from God, Oderinde said Nigerians brought the menace onto themselves through a number of ways.
These, she said included lack of sincerity, sabotaging the effort of leaders, lack of trust, inferiority complex, low GDP, extravagant spending and high-interest rate among others.
Expressing her concern of the happenings area under the country, Oderinde highlighted health challenges across the state, high rate of poverty, general insecurity, Robbery, kidnapping, ritual killings, communism crises, 419 and prostitution.
The dawah officer called on Muslims to avoid unnecessary spending, urging the government too, to control the system of spending, which she described as a major course to the nations economic recession.
The Chairman League of Imam and Alfas, who doubles as the Chief Imam of Owo Kingdom, Alhaji Ahamed Aladesawe, said it was only God that could help resolve the economic woes bedevilling Nigerians.
Aladesawe attributed the present situation to the leadership and followership problem, saying both the leader and the led were bad.
The Chief Imam suggested that the only solution to the present situation was to go back to the Qur’an, which he described as the divine foundation and constitution from Allah for mankind to look unto.
From Fatima Muraina, Akure
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