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Educating female children has been described as critical to building a nation of responsible citizens.

This view was expressed at a public lecture organised in honour of the founder, Alasalatu Ibadu Rahman Society of Nigeria, Alhaja Titilope Lamuye Sulaiman, in Iwo, Osun State.

The Guest Lecturer, Ustadh Miftahudeen Olayiwola, said the theory and practice of Islam did not forbid women from acquiring western education or participating in politics.

Several members of the community were offered free medical services by a team of medical doctors from University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.

One of the doctors, Yinus Olurode, said many of the members of public, who participated in the free medical services, did not know they were hypertensive until tests were conducted on them.

Another doctor, Nurudeen Iyanda, urged members of the public, who are above 40 years old to go for periodic diabetes and hypertensive tests.

Urging women to participate in governance, the guest lecturer said acquisition of good education by women would stand them in good stead to compete favourably with men.

Olayiwola, who urged parents to give adequate education to girl children, explained that well trained women were invaluable assets to the nation.

Iwo community leader, Alhaji Kolapo Adebayo, also urged women to participate in politics, saying that the forthcoming general election offered a good platform for women to showcase their talents.