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Economic crisis: FOMWAN empowers indigents in Kwara

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By Fatima Mohammed-Lawal

The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Kwara State chapter, has empowered indigents across the 16 Local Government Area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the programme, is part of activities to mark the 2024 FOMWAN Week.

Hajia Biliqees Oladimeji, the Kwara State Naibah Amirah, explained that the empowerment included distribution of cash gift to the beneficiaries in order to aid their businesses.

According to her, the gesture was to help alleviate the economic challenges and poverty among the women in Kwara.

Oladimeji said the theme of theme of the week entitled: “Economic Empowerment for Indigents: A Life-Changing Venture for Self-Reliance and Poverty Alleviation”, is centred on self-improvement in one’s abilities.

She explained that the association has continued to provide entrepreneurial and vocational skills to women to become self-reliant.

Oladimeji added that the FOMWAN has been very passionate about the welfare of women, children, less privileged, orphans and widows in the country.

“As the world is going through economic crisis, women need to be patient and rely on Almighty Allah.

“The best solution to get through the challenges is to rely on God and seek for His mercy,” she said.

She warned that Islam does not encourage begging, while emphasizing on the meed for well meaning organisations to reach out to the needy.

Also speaking, Dr Lawal Olohungbebe, the Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor, on Community Development, stated that economic empowerment is very crucial at this time where people were struggling to meet the daily needs.

He explained that the present administration has always prioritized women and girls welfare in the state through many empowerment schemes.

Olohungbebe stressed the need for individuals and organizations to complement government efforts in improving the affairs of the less privileged.

He urged women to engage themselves in professional skills and embrace any business opportunity that will make them self-reliant.

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