The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has greeted Muslims on the occasion of the 2022 Eid-el-Fitr and called on the Federal Government to address the security challenges bedeviling the nation.
NCWS National President Lami Lau made the call on Monday in a statement issued in Abuja while congratulating Muslim faithful for a successful fasting.
Lau advised Muslims to imbibe the lessons of the fasting while wishing that the Almighty Allah accept their prayers and make them among those who had gained from the event.
She said that the period of fasting meant self denial, adding that prayers were the key for fasting and the reason for the fast as a sacrifice to God.
Lau advised Nigerians and women in particular to embrace the sacrifices for the greater good of their families and the nation at large.
“Our earnest prayer as Nigerian women is for the Federal Government to do all possible to address the security challenges in the country that has hindered development.
“As women, the state of the nation is of great concern to us. Our sons, daughters, husbands and fathers are either being killed, kidnapped every day and we are very pained.
“We pray for the Federal Government and all security agencies that all their efforts will bear fruits,” she said.
Lau also expressed optimism that the affirmative action would be implemented as ruled by the high court.
She advised women to remain relentless in their prayers for Nigeria, especially as the 2023 general polls draw closer. (NAN)