On the 8th of February 2020, the female body of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria, Lajna Imaillah organized her annual National Tarbiyya Seminar at the Jama’at headquarters in Ojokoro, Lagos State.

The seminar was the 8th edition since the programme started in 2012. The theme of this year’s edition is “Say no to violence against women and girls”.

The program started with the recitation from the Holy Quran and Qaseeda was immediately followed by the introduction of guests and lecturers to the high table.

The Chairperson of the event, Sadr Lajna Imaillah Nigeria, Sister Taofeeqa Fagbolade, said, the key to all greatness and the prerequisites to all success lies in obedience to Almighty Allah and His Representatives on earth. She assured participants that so many success stories of men and prophets have been linked to obedience and total submission to Almighty Allah.

She then advised all Lajna members to make it a point of duty to frequently write to the Khalifa as he is willing and eager to hear from members of the Jama’at wherever they are.

The theme of the seminar was an interactive session chaired by counselor Durojaiye Khadijat with two other professionals. The counseling experts warned that most homes are going through a traumatic phase due to neglect and overzealousness for material wealth on the part of mothers.

According to these experts, violence in the home comes in the form of sexual abuse, verbal abuse, physical and emotional abuse. They, however, advised mothers to be more proactive in the care of their children and to learn to speak to appropriate authorities when they notice or experience any anomalies in their children.

Participants were also allowed some questions and to make contributions based on their experiences.

Other key programmes were paper presentations on “The key to greatness” by Sister Saidat Olajide and “Child mortality and morbidity; causes, prevention, and control ” by Dr. Mutiat Ayeteru from Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.

Another highlight of the seminar was the presentation and teaching of skills to the benefit of the participants by the creative and handcraft department of Lajna Imaillah Nigeria.

The event was declared a success as programmes went according to plan. The event recorded close to 800 participants from across the country.