The Acting Chief Missioner of Nasrul-Lahi-Fathi Society (NASFAT) worldwide , Imam Abdul Azeez Onike said the society has received the sum of N41 m as aid from UNICEF to lead the campaign on violence against children in Lagos and Cross Rivers states.
According to him , the campaign has commenced in the past two weeks in the two nominated states after the society had signed an agreement with UNICEF for the project.
Onike disclosed this during an interview with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state.
The cleric said the society had also gone into collaboration and synergy with international organisations like the Jimmy Carter Center and other Non Governmental Organisations in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany , Bokinafaso, Holland and Ghana in terms of training and retraining and in the areas of human right propagation.
He added that in the past two decades , members of NASFAT at home and abroad have been funding the activities of the society but various international organisations have now seen credibility, standard , probity and genuine propagation of Islam and peace in their activities and decided to partner with them in improving the cause of humanity.
He said the society has intensified its campaign against all forms of violence and inhumanity against fellow human beings .
The acting spiritual head also disclosed that the society has disbursed over N100m in the past four years to assist the less privileged among its members and even non-members regardless of tribe or religion.
Onike condemned the activities of Boko Haram,stressing that Islam abhors violence in all its ramifications.
The acting spiritual leader of NASFAT called on all its members to continue to be good ambassadors of Islam and the society wherever they found themselves and appealed to Nigerian leaders and the followers to change their orientation of governance and stop celebrating mediocres and people with questionable sources of wealth.
Onike enjoined Nigerians to continue to cohabit with one another,irrespective of religion , race or tribe and support the government so that peace and tranquility would continue to reign supreme in the country.
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