By Frederick Peters, KADUNA

NEWSDAILYNIGERIA: The Interfaith Mediation centre, (IMC) Kaduna in collaboration with Mumbayya House, Kano organized a one day workshop on accountability and anti- corruption for Women across the 4 metropolitan LGAs of Kaduna state

The project/program which held on Wednesday in Kaduna, supported by MacAuthur foundation also attracted  political office holders, the media among other stakeholders

Speaking, the Project officer of IMC/ Mumbayya House, Mr Samson Auta noted that the project centred on promoting accountability and fight against corruption ” this meeting was organised most especially for our mothers, the women who just of recent celebrated the international women’s day, with the theme, ‘break the bias’  that is associated with our multi cultural and religious settings,

”  whereby women are neglected, we have a kind of misconception about and in seeing the subject matter it is promoting accountability and as mothers they are the key or one of our target audience in addressing such menace within the society,

”  as you can see women are the ones that take care of the young ones the children at home, support their family members  inculcate lessons or knowledge to their children, so if they are carried along on the theme, for them to understand the dangers of corruption” 

He said ” they will do alot to help combat this through inculcating moral behaviours in their children which will as well turn out in the larger society where we will have change in their behaviours towards the issues of accountability on the fight against corruption” he reiterated

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In the same vein, Mrs Alheri Danlami from Maraban Rido community, Kaduna said the program is of great importance to the women and the society in general as they are going to step it down to their communities to be able to deal with issue of corruption which she regrettedly noted has destroyed the society

”  your rights will not be given to you because you refused to give something and this has brought many problems in this our country” she said

She further called on women facing cases of domestic violence to speak out and report to the appropiate persons, groups  or organistioms to end the ills in our homes and society

On her part, Mrs Christiana Shamaki, from Kakuri Hausa ward, while descibing the one day workshop on corruption said ‘ is a reminder to women on how we can fight corruption or as an individual how i can start to fight corruption or say no to corruption, 

” so it’s. an eye opener for women to start from the home by building their children to say no to corruption then move to the society at large” she added

Speaking further she said one can fight corruption in specific terms or areas ” by saying no to collecting bribes, saying the truth, doing what one is suppose to do at the right” she stated

Similarly, the Village Head  of Tudun wada west, Alhaji Gambo Ibrahim called on government to be committed to the future of the youths as parents also do their part.

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 While lamenting the increasing challenges of corruption in the country as the 2023 election is around the conner, called on religious leaders to admonish their adherants to do right, with a call for the fear of God, adding that the fear of God is key to achieving solution to the manace

On his part, the Councillor representing ward 6 , Kaduna south local governmnt, Hon Umar Abba Yusuf, said the program has been very impactful, considering the problem of corruption in our society, He said the fight on corruption is difficult but achievable, ” if we have a change of heart and attitude”, adding that whatever we do, should be what is right and must be seen as such, without compromise.

He further urged  parents to caution their children against being used as thugs by politicians during elections, while calling on his fellow politicians to have the fear of God and not do to other people’s children what they would not do to their children 

Adding that they were elected to serve the people not to enslave the same people,  “so our politicians should always think of what will benefit the people because life is short pointing out that ” one wil reap what he or she has sown” he added

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