By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
National President of UNIFEMGA, Alhaji Abdul-Fattah Olanlege has tasked the Federal Government to be more decisive in handling the security situation in the country.
Alhaji Olanlege who gave the charge while speaking at the 11th Hours programme of the body said this became imperative in view of the rising insecurity in the country.
According to the UNIFEMGA National President, the security situation in the country is now becoming major concern to all and sundry in and across Nigeria.
“Security continue to be a growing challenge for the nation, impacting everyone. We implore the federal government to be more decisive in handling the situation (of kidnapping, insurgency and farmers-herdsmen crisis) and communicate more openly to earn the trust of the populace”, he said.
Speaking further, the National President stressed that the focus of UNIFEMGA “over the next few years will be centred around 3E’s. Educate, Empower and Empathize while building on the diversity pillars- Everyone Included, Everyone Engaged and Everyone Valued.
“2020 was indeed a trying year with the Fitnah of COVID-19…What affects one affects all and we should be our brothers’ keeper. We pray for the souls of our departed brethren..We thank Almighty Allah for their lives and vision of our past leaders, our Board of Trustees and past presidents for the foundation that has been laid.
Alhaji Olanlege maintained that some of these (strategies) include recruiting and engaging youths, live membership database, professional networking and mentoring, internal and external media visibility, diaspora integration into programs etc.
” As an Association we have our strengths which many recognise us for. But we also have our challenges and opportunities… Self-improvement and growth is never ending journey. This Administration, on resumption has initiated steps to leverage some of our strengths to close our obvious gaps”.
Commiserating with all the victims of the recent mayhem at the historical Shaha market in Ibadan, the National President said, “weneed to pull more people up the ladder and we need their (awardees) help to monitor and support our UNIFEMGA youths to grow in all areas of their influence”.