The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has restated needs for Muslim Women to participate in politics and be part of policy making.
The association further urged women to do so with the fear of Almighty Allah and without jeopardizing their morality and motherly roles.
While also expressing concerns on the devastating effect of insecurity in Nigeria, the association called on government at all levels to put in place a robust architecture to address the issue of insecurity in Nigeria.
FOMWAN, a faith- based organization stated this at her 37th Annual National Conference held in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital.
The 2022 conference which was attended by 600 Muslim Women from across 28 states in Nigeria and FCT is with the theme: Bridging inter- Generational Gaps for Sustainable Development: Spectrum of opportunities using the Islamic lens.
Dignitaries that spoke at the annual ceremony included the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Representative of the Executive Governor of Rivers state, Ezenwo Wike, Mr. Awwal Ogiri, Professor Abdulrazaq O. Kelani, Alhaji Taiwo Mustapha, Muslim Scholars, government functionaries and traditional leaders.
The communique reeled out at the end of the conference reads: “As foremost Muslim women’s organization, we are concerned about the high rate of inflation and economic challenges affecting the Nation.
“The serious gap that exists between generations has affected social and National Development in the society.
“We observe the negative use of the social media which is eroding social values and adversely affecting the youths
“FOMWAN members should be actively involved in creating awareness on peaceful elections and ensuring election of credible candidates that will entrench good governance and enhance inclusiveness and the well-being of citizens.
“Persuade the government and the general populace to shun ethnic and religious bigotry in politics while promoting the culture of tolerance and understanding.
“Mentorship should be mainstreamed in our individual lives, the Nigerian curriculum at all levels and fast tracked by the Nigerian Education Resource Development Center and other relevant institutions.”