From Femi Oyelola kaduna
The Federation of Muslim Women of Nigeria, FOMWAN, has called for arrest and prosecution of drug hawkers to check the menace of increasing drugs abuse among women and youth.
The association stated this during a retreat to sensitize youth and women in Rigasa community of Igabi Local Government Area of the state on the dangers of drug abuse yesterday.
The association in conjunction with Al-hidayah charity organization called on community stakeholders , parent and guidance to crosscheck the sales of drugs in pharmacies within their communities to prevent selling of control drugs to children
The Chairperson Health Committee of the Association , Pharmacist Aisha Ishaq Tukur said its imperative for government to impose a ban on drug hawkers for a total clampdown on drug abuse.
According to her, “communities should be conscious of who is Operating drug store within their vicinity. She also called on schools to check their students while they are in school.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the retreat, the secretary of Al -hidaya Charity Organization, Hajiyah Zainab Aliyu Garba said the menace of drug abuse calls for stakeholders and community involvement, as the influence of drug abuse is beyond parental control.
While asserting that an idle man is a devils workshop, she disclosed that the organization has completed plans to empower some jobless youth among the participants, as she said an idle man is a devils workshop.
According to her, the organization at the event had collected the contact address of each and every youth who gathered for the sensitization , while arrangements has been made to empower them financially and in acquisition of useful skills.
Meanwhile, FOMWAN also celebrated World Hijab Day calling on all Muslim women and children to embrace the wearing of hijab in order for protection of their bodies, as prescribed by the religion of Islam.
According to the Amira of FOMWAN Kaduna chapter, Hajiya Badiyat Sa’eed Sodangi, the covering up of the body with Hijab will curtail social vices , particularly the prevent of men from falling into temptation upon approaching women, since their body is covered.