The wife of President Muhammad Buhari, Mrs. Aisha Buhari has called for collaboration between Muslims and Christians in addressing the menace of sex abuse in Nigeria Universities, workplaces and within the family.
According to Punch, the wife of the President made the call at a public lecture with the theme “Life of an Ideal Muslim in Public Office,” which was organized by the Aisha Buhari Foundation on Saturday at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa.
Mrs. Buhari said the target audience of the lecture was majorly for the youths to help them have a full grasp of the Islamic way of life.
She urged the Jama’atu Nasril Islam and Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to work towards coming up with a code of conduct for Nigerian Muslims.
“I will like to plead with the two notable bodies, that is the Jama’atu Nasril Islam and the Supreme Council for Islamic affairs to work together to fine-tune the way of life of an ideal Muslim, to make it compulsory for all Nigerian Muslims to follow a specified way of life.
“We have to implement. It is not just reading the Koran and failing to implement either because of politics or societal intimidation.
“It is high time we set a standard for every Muslim in Nigeria. The Supreme Council has started working on something, very soon, we are going to have a workshop that will bring all Nigerian Muslims together and come up with a specific way of life for every Nigerian Muslim.
“I will also like to plead with the two bodies to work with the other religion, Christianity to see how we can tackle sex abuse that is going on in universities, in the work place and within families where the family members tend to keep quiet because of stigma or other things.
“We are supposed to use both religions to fight against sexual abuse amongst the Nigerian youths,” Mrs. Buhari stated.
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