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Muslim women in Nigeria have said that they play more important roles in the family and society than to be seen as ‘sex objects’. They expressed displeasure with the numerous challenges that the society has subjected them to, noting that ‘they are reformists’. Some of the women spoke at the 2018 Sisters’ Enlightenment Programme, organized by the Sisters’ Circle of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo. The SEP, which had about 2000 females in attendance, saw experts discussing the roles of women in the society. The head of the females (Amirah), explained that there was need for awareness about key issues facing women in recent times. She said, “The 21st century woman has been subjected to a whole lot of ridicule in the society and it has gone a long way to affect her social standing. She is seen as a sex object, good for marketing products and also to satisfy lustful desires of men. “Women are placed on a high pedestal where they seem to be valued for their bodies and not their brain. Although learning to love oneself could be a difficult and long road, we need to stop looking at other people and look at ourselves. “There is no gainsaying that the Muslim woman has a critical role to play in reforming the society. ‘In Her World’ is a carefully chosen theme for this year’s SEP which is solely aimed at bringing to limelight, the struggles and realities facing the Muslim woman in her spiritual life, career, health, education as well as other aspects of her life.” Former Women Leader of Nasrullahi-l Fathi Islamic Association (NASFAT), Nafisat Arogundade, implored the women to be good ambassadors and to strive to be righteous. “Don’t be discouraged by the challenges posed on us by the society, we have a greater role to play,” she added. While speaking on the theme, ‘In Her World’, Proprietor of Pace Setters Academy, Ibadan, Toyyibah Abdul Salam, called the attention of the women to the importance of proper children upbringing in the society. She said, “A woman should be in the company of the righteous people and friends. She uses the best method for children upbringing. She treats her husband well and treat his parent like she would treat her parent. “Being a woman is an all-encompassing role. It demands that we uphold the correct tenets of Islam by our actions and in actions. We need to train ourselves to be unique individuals who do not conform to the absurd societal standards prevalent in our society. “Perfect your roles, you can do better in your roles and duties. Forget the saying that says ‘what a man can do a woman can do better’, for our responsibilities are different. Females should work and be better in their responsibilities.” On her part, Director of Succour Psychological Health and Services, Ibadan, Lazbah Aroyewun while speaking on the sub-theme, ‘The Self Concept’, warned women against low self-esteem. Aroyewun said, “The ideal self is the self that you aspire to be. It is the one that you hope will possess characteristics similar to that of a mentor or some other worldly figure. Prioritising the western culture affects our way of thinking and behavior. “Be confident. High self-esteem equals to high self-worth. It is the approval and value that you place upon yourself.”

The Episcopal Synod of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) has called on Anglican faithful to disregard ‘‘malicious publications’’ making the rounds on alleged impropriety and corruption in the election of the new bishop of Lagos diocese. The admonition is contained in a statement issued by the Episcopal Secretary of the Church, Bishop David Onuoha, on Tuesday in Abuja. The statement was responding to publications which the bishops said attempted to smear the image of the leadership of the Church in the aftermath of the Feb. 6 election of a successor to the incumbent Bishop of the Diocese of Lagos, who retires in August 2018. “This particular election was held alongside four others at the Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, Ilorin, in the Diocese of Kwara, Kwara State in accordance with the church’s laid down rules and regulations. The event was free and fair. “A total of 161 bishops participated and pursuant to the provisions of Canon V of the Constitution and Canons of the Church of Nigeria 1997 (as Amended), candidates were nominated after the advice from the diocese, which favoured translation, had been circulated and read. “The procedure before every election in the House of Bishops is to appoint a team of returning officers to collate the results. This was strictly followed with the Rt. Rev Sosthenes Eze, bishop of Enugu North diocese, leading eight other bishops to perform this sacred duty. “Only two candidates, Most Rev Michael Fape, bishop of Remo diocese, and Rt. Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye were duly nominated and seconded by highly respected members of the house without any objection raised against any of them,’’ According to the statement, after the voting which was by secret ballot, Most Rev’d Michael Fape polled 51 votes; Rt. Rev Humphrey Olumakaiye garnered 109 votes, while one bishop absented from the votes. “By this result Rt. Rev’ d Humphrey Olumakaiye, Bishop of Osun North East became duly elected for translation to the See of Lagos,’’ the statement said. The Episcopal Secretary noted that it was therefore uncharitable for anyone to smear the image of the Primate of the Church, Archbishop Nicholas Okoh and accuse him of not following laid down rules of the Church in the election of bishops. “The Primate as the President of the Episcopal Synod statutorily calls for nominations, and after the voting and counting of votes by those responsible, announces the results as submitted by the chief returning officer. “Votes are cast, counted and results declared in the full glare of the general house. “It is, therefore, uncharitable to attempt to smear the image of our beloved Primate, Most Rev Nicholas D Okoh, instead of thanking God for the numerous blessings He has graciously granted His church since the inception of this administration. “We call on the discerning public, especially all Anglican faithful to disregard the said malicious publications in their entirety as they are baseless and without any iota of truth. “The bishops of the Church of Nigeria remain resolute and united in their determination to uphold godliness and righteousness in their service to God and humanity. “We also call on our brethren who have fallen into this temptation of seeking to destabilize the church to use this period of Lent to seek God’s face in repentance that He may grant them forgiveness and time for amendment of life,’’’ the Episcopal Secretary said in the statement emailed to NAN in Abuja.

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