Sawo-Olu commends FOMWAN for uniting women


Group seeks financial support for completion of health facility
The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association In Nigeria (FOMWAN), Lagos State chapter has enjoined Muslims to continue to maintain all the virtues displayed during the Holy month of Ramadan and adhere to government’s COVID-19 regulations.

Speaking during the group’s family day celebration organised to bring family and friends together and to appreciate Allah for seeing them through the Holy month of Ramadan, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sawo-Olu, represented by Secretary to the State Goverment, Mrs. Folashade Jaji, congratulated Muslim faithful on the successful completion of Ramadan fasting. “I pray Almighty Allah accept all your worship, sacrifices, prayers and preserve our life to witness many more in good health and prosperity.”

He commended the leadership of FOMWAN for upholding the legacy of the founding mothers of the organisation to foster unity and togetherness among Muslim women. “This yearly family day celebration is no doubt a great initiative that brings families together in a joyful atmosphere to show gratitude to Almighty Allah for the grace of witnessing another end of the holy month of Ramadan.”

He said the theme for this year’s celebration ‘The Global Panacea: underlying lesson for Muslims Worldwide’ brings back to consciousness challenges faced as a result of the pandemic and the need to reflect on the salient issues that must engage attention if there will be any going forward.

“We give glory to God and I commend all our first line respondents for the successful containment of the pandemic. We must always remember the significant lesson to always observe personal hygiene to curtail the spread of the virus and other life threatening diseases. In addition, the government will continue to invest in our health care facilities to be able to respond to unforeseen emergencies,” he said.

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Ibijoke Sawo-Olu, represented by Mrs. Azeezat Tijani, urged Muslims to continue subjecting their actions and conduct to the guidance of Almighty Allah.

She said the theme of the event represents an opportunity to remind people that COVID-19 is still much around, this is one of the cogent reasons we must remain faithful to God.

She commended FOMWAN over consistency in their activities to empower women and nurture children.

FOMWAN Lagos State Ameerah, Dr Halima Egberongbe, commended the resilience of mothers and sisters across the country and Lagos State, in particular in the fight against the pandemic. “Undoubtedly, a lot of lessons were learnt from the experience that required critical evaluation. It is on this premises that the theme of this year’s family day lecture, the global panacea: COVID-19 Pandemic-Underlying lesson for Muslim Worldwide is informed.”

She solicited support for the proposed 100 million FOMWAN Primary Health Centre, which will provide outstanding healthcare services to Lagosians. “We are therefore using this medium to solicit well-meaning Nigerians and well-wishers for financial support for the proposed health facilities.

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