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Stop making women victims of political crisis – Cleric

An Islamic cleric, Professor Sabit Ariyo Olagoke has called on the Federal Government to address numerous problems facing the country pointing out that women remain victims of the political and economic challenges.
Olagoke,  spoke at Oyo in Oyo State during the 2016 International Women Day organised by Shafaudeen Young  women Association under the theme: “Millenium global economic problem and Nigerian political challenges: effect on motherhood”
He recommended “Bills on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women need to be domesticated through National Assembly and various Houses of Assemblies to empower women and give them access to resources including ability to have a choice at decision making points in order that their fundamental human rights are not trampled upon”.
Olagoke, a Professor at the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State stressed that the respect of womanhood should be upheld as advised by President Barak Obama of USA.
He pointed out that motherhood is “a divine construct that must be respected by all to have justice, equity, peace and sustainable development”.
The Cleric pointed out that there are vices like insecurity, hunger and poverty in the land affecting womanhood with direct consequence on the child adding: “there is need for government to expand the scope of resources through diversification of economy into other critical areas especially agriculture”
Speaking with newsmen, Olagoke who is a relentless advocate of girl child education said: “decision makers should concentrate more on girl child education. Both States and Federal Governments should emancipate women and give them high motivation”.
“We should team up and eradicate violence against women and girl child including economic exploitation of child labour. We should promote good governance to prevent violence and effect of Conflict on women”, he urged.
He decried a situation whereby politicians and godless decision makers seduce and import young girls for entertainment adding that the ugly scenario should be addressed especially with the change mantra of the new administration.
The Chairperson of Shafaudeen Young Women Association, Oyo branch, Alhaja Oladeji Khadijat called on parents and governments to discourage any form of violence against girl child in particular and women in general.
Professor Nurein Nasir Tanimowo of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology urged the society to stop using women to satisfy their narrow and selfish interests adding their positive roles should be highly appreciated and compensated.

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