The Federal Capital Territory, Administration (FCTA) has pledged to give necessary support to the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), to help achieve their mandate of providing succour to the less privileged women and children in the country.
Permanent secretary to the administration, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa made the pledge, when a delegation of FOMWAN, led by its president, Hajia Halima Jibrin, visited the administration. Ohaa praised FOMWAN for starting the journey of building peace and
empowering women and youths, saying their initiatives would have positive impact on Nigerians, especially women and children.
According to him, “I admire your thoughtfulness in evolving projects and programmes that would build the economic capacity of the
beneficiaries. As wives, mothers and sisters you are in a better position to understand the plight of the vulnerable segments of our
Earlier, Hajia Halima Jibrin conveyed their appreciation to the administration for giving them audience and accepting to host the
commissioning of their Majid Mosque, in Utako district. Jibrin explained that FOMWAN was established in 1985 as an umbrella
organization for Muslim women associations in the country with the vision to empower women to be role models and to make positive impact on society.
She stated that FOMWAN, from a small beginning at her inauguration in Minna, Niger State, is now a household name in Nigeria with branches in all the 36 states and the FCT.
“The establishment of FOMWAN in Nigeria inspired other countries around the world like the UK, Sierra Leone and Ghana to set up similar organizations. The programme areas of FOMWAN include education, health, capacity building, advocacy, community development and humanitarian services, human rights, elections and good governance.”
State chapters have been involved in diverse projects and have over 200 hundred schools including nursery, primary, secondary and adult education, quranic, Arabic, vocational and the most recent in the family of schools being the school of nursing in Oyo State.
Its programmes also include agriculture, hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, orphanages, interface, peace building, income generation
Major funding source is internally generated funds through membership dues, levies on states, sales of publications, donations and project grants from donor agencies.”
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