The Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has explained why social vices such as insurgency, kidnapping, yahoo yahoo syndrome is on the increase in the country.
The association said social vices are on the increase because many women have abandoned their roles.
It, however, advised that Nigeria will be a better place to live if women will rise up to their God-given responsibilities of channeling a Godly and fruitful path for their children.
FOMWAN National Amirah (President), Hajia Rafiah Idowu Sanni in a statement issued in Abuja to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary, maintained that the society is experiencing moral, spiritual and intellectual bankruptcy because most women have failed in their divine duty as the first school for their children.
She maintained that social vices and social problems are on the increase because a majority of women have abandoned their duties in the family.
Sanni in the statement on Monday said women are supposed to be the first teachers for their children but most of them are not there for the children at home.
“Women are supposed to be the first schools for their children and their laps that should serve as the first classrooms in which their children would first learn the rudimentary knowledge of life are no longer available because of the search for materials of life.
“The situation in the Country is suggesting that women are failing in their responsibilities because the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was reported to have said that if women are good the society will be good and it will be devoid of evils.
“Unfortunately, women have abandoned their celestial and domestic duties. We now run after worldly things.
“We now compete with the menfolk at the expense of our homes. Mothers are no longer available to train their children.
“The result is a society that is full of evil and evildoers.
“Social vices are widespread among the youth, the elderly and even the leaders.
“Most of these agents of destruction and criminals have mothers. We need to do more to rid our society of evils.”