From Femi Oyelola Kaduna
Women are said to be at the receiving end of corrupt malpractices in the country because of their role as mothers and wives.
The National Amira of Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Hajiya Badiyya Sodangi made the assertion when she received in audience the Executive Director of The Just Foundation, Imam Fuad Adeyemi, in her office in Kaduna yesterday.
The Amira who was represented by her Deputy, Mallama Nafisatu Musa Isa, said the menace of corruption has gone to a level that organizations like The Just Foundation must be supported in the fight it.
According to her, the fight against corruption should not be left with the government alone.
She added that as wives, some women’s husbands due to corruption have lost their means of livelihood because of nonpayment of salaries or closure of work places.
She said the women have to take the responsibilities of catering for the family which is an extra burden for them.
Hajiya Badiyya said Islam condemns corrupt practices in totality so The Just Foundation is fighting a cause enshrined in the scriptures.
The Amira also disclosed that one aspect of corrupt practices that is bothering FOMWAN today is drug abuse, especially among the youth and women.
According to her, if not for corruption the drug addicts will not get access to illicit drugs.
She further disclosed that FOMWAN in its little way has been fighting corruption by sensitizing women on the negative impacts of corrupt practices, training them in skills acquisition to make them useful to themselves and the society; and provision of soft loans to help them establish in business.
The Amira stressed that FOMWAN will partner with any organization that is in the forefront of fighting corrupt practices in the nation; adding that The Just Foundation is at the right place at the right time.
In his remarks, Imam Adeyemi said the fight against corruption in Nigeria is everybody’s business because the menace has affected all aspects of the society and is gradually destroying the country if something urgent is not done.