A renewed call has gone to both state and Federal Governments to diversify into agro allied economy in order to arrest the challenges of insecurity and unemployment staring the country in the face with a total condemnation on paedophilia in the society.
The appeal was made by sister Habeebat Abul-Hameed, Chairperson, Shafaudeen Sister Daawah Circle during the 23rd anniversary of SSDC which took place at the international headquarters of Shafaudeen -In -Islam Worldwide, Wakajaiye, Ibadan, Oyo State.
She also urged the youths to develop their entrepreneurial skills for self employment and probable job creation to help in the development of the nation.
Abul-Hameed commended Prof Sabit Ariyo Olagoke, Founder and Spiritual Head of the Islamic organisation, particularly for his investment in educational, economic and spiritual well being of his members, adding “we have block making industry, clinic and schools which are catering for the interest of members and outsiders, regardless of their religious inclinations.
In his address, Professor Olagoke who spoke on the theme: “Dangers and Implication of Paedophilia on the Girl Child in Nigerian Society” said, “we must put a stop to this neuro-biological and psychological problem threatening the socio-design and corporate existence of mankind on earth. Say no to paedophilia.”
The spiritual leader said that it was regrettable that there was an increase in paedophilia phenomena due to institutional indiscipline and breakdown of our societal core values, as well as breakdown of law and order at the home front.
“The effect of paedophilia on the victims is always too great to bear by them when one considers associated medical complications and the attendant stigma. Government needs to support parents and other stakeholders to stem the tide of paedophiles. Culprits should not be employed in any institution where they may pose a risk to unsuspecting persons,” he added.
Olagoke recommended that free and compulsory medical examination and treatment must be given to the victims to check the aftermath effect for appropriate treatment.
He advised parents to discourage a girl child from sitting on any man’s lap no matter the situation, including uncles, adding “whenever your child goes out to play with friends, make sure you look for a way to find out what kind of play they do, because young people now sexually abuse themselves.”
Many distinguished Nigerians who were given Awards of Excellence during the anniversary included Teribiya Ibrahim Adedayo Adediran, Dr. Rafiu Oladosu Waidi, Alhaji Wasiu Oladiti, Mr. Adewale Akin, pharmacist Nurudeen Azeez and others.