Muslim women want female education prioritised in Nigeria…

Written by on May 12, 2023

THE Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has urged the government and other stakeholders to prioritise female education in Nigeria.

The Amirah of FOMWAN in Lagos State, Alhaja Shereefah Ajagbe, who gave the counsel at the chapter’s 35th Family Day held at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), described women empowerment as key to a better society.

According to Ajagbe, women are mothers of the nation, moulders of lives and character trainers.

She said women must get certain facts right to be able to perform excellent roles in the society, noting that positive impacts of women on their children are of great benefit to the family and the nation at large.

She said the ‘Family Day’ event is a social aspect of the association that brings together members, young and old, within and outside the state, to mark the completion of Ramadan.

“It is also an occasion to widen our scope on spirituality and ponder on current global issues. Hence, the theme for this year, ‘Socio-religious Responsibility in a Dynamic Society: the Role of a Muslim Woman’, is apt and timely,” she stated.

The chairperson of FOMWAN’s Board of Trustees and former Lagos State deputy governor, Alhaja Lateefat Okunnu, said the fundamental role of women in society is to take care of the home.

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