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FOMWAN Decries Inadequate Involvement of Muslim Women in Politics, Policy Making

Written by Pyramid FM Kano

By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad

The Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria FOMWAN has observed with dismay the inadequate involvement of Muslim women in politics and in policy making positions in Nigeria.

In a communique at the end of 37th FOMWAN annual conference held in port Harcourt, the rivers state capital between 8th and 11th September 2022 and signed by National Amirah (President) and National public relation officer Sanni Rafiah Idowu and Hajia Maimuna Momodu respectively, the association Lament on the high rate of inflation, economic challenges pestering the Nation which impacts negatively on women and youths.

It said FOMWAN observes the negative use of the social media which is eroding social values and adversely affecting the youths.

The communique read in parts: “Lament on the high rate of inflation, economic challenges pestering the Nation which impacts negatively on women and youths”.

“FOMWAN is concerned on the serious gap that exists between generations which affects social and National Development in the society and the country”.

“FOMWAN observes the negative use of the social media which is eroding social values and adversely affecting the youths”.

“FOMWAN is concerned about the devastating effect of insecurity in Nigeria”.

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“FOMWAN observes with dismay the inadequate involvement of Muslim women in politics and in policy making positions”.

The Conference therefore Recommends that as a faith- based organization calls on women to participate in politics with fear of Almighty Allah taking cognizance of   Islamic Rights without jeopardizing their morality and motherly roles.

“We members should be actively involved in creating awareness on peaceful elections and ensuring election of credible candidates that will entrench good governance that will enhance inclusivism 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”.

“Relevant institutions to put in place regulatory majors on the use of social media in Nigeria”. “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”.

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“Government at all levels must put in place a robust architecture to address the issue of insecurity in Nigeria”.

In conclusion, FOMWAN calls on all Nigerians to take the issue of our Community and National security seriously and urge all citizens to be actively involved in finding ways of ensuring security of human lives and property. We pray to Allah to give us all the courage to do what is right and shun away from what is wrong.

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