Wife of Niger State Governor, Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello, has decried the continuous relegation of women in leadership positions in the country.
Dr. Amina stated this during a Seminar on Women in Judicial and Executive Leadership organized by the Islamic Trust Fund in Minna, the state capital.
Dr. Bello who explained that the aim of the programme eas to know what the Qur’an and the saying of Prophet on the role of women in leadership is, urged Scholars in Islam to constantly draw the attention of Muslims to create enabling environment for women to contribute their quotas to societal development.
Guest Speakers at the occasion, Professor Usman Shuaib of the Bayero University Kano State, Dr Ibrahim Umar of University of Maiduguri in Borno State and Justice M A Hambali, a Former Grand Khadi in Kwara State, all stressed the need for Muslim Women to participate in executive leadership and judiciary positions in Nigeria.
The clerics who declared that women are entitled to hold any executive leadership position in the society as far as they have the competence, integrity and capacity to lead the people said “Women have the Islamic legal rights to occupy any position and any Muslim Woman can vie for the highest positions”.
Similarly, the Director General of Islamic Education Trust, Abubakar Arizika Rimau and Director Da’wah Institute of Nigeria, Nurudeen Sheikh Lemu, explained that men and women were allies, stressing that Muslim women can join politics if their intentions were pure and genuine for the development of the society.