By Nasir Malali
The Muslim Women in the country have converged in Sokoto under the aegis of the Federation of Muslims Women’s Association of Nigeria FOMWAN for the 38th annual conference of the association scheduled to hold from 23rd to 26th November 2023.
The wife of the President, Senator Oluremi Tinubu is expected to be the special guest of honour at the occasion scheduled to commence on Friday in Sokoto.
The National Amirah “President” of the association, Hajiya Rafiat Idiwu Sanni disclosed this during a news briefing held at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists Sokoto state.
The Ameera said the conference was aimed at discussing issues affecting Muslims women and children across the country.
She said the association would look into the state of the nation as its affect the lifestyle of the Nigerian women , children and the youths.
The association was founded in October 1985 to serve as mouthpieces on matters that have to do with women and children, health, humanitarian services, community development youth and women empowerment.
She further said over 37 years of establishment, the association has been working towards the provision of schools in all 700 out of 774 local government areas where FOMWAN exists including the federal capital territory Abuja.
She said already the association has six functional hospitals across the country, and orphanages in all the zones for motherless babies orphans and other vulnerable children”,
She noted that the association shall be working on the theme, ” Societal Reorientation Islam as an Embodiment of Values for growth, development and Morality.
She commended the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar for providing scholarship assistance for the girl child to read medicine.
The president acknowledged the efforts of the Sokoto State Governor Dr. Ahmed Aliyu for assisting the association in organising the conference.