As Muslims all over the world complete the Ramadan 1443AH, the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) has admonished Nigerian Muslims to intensify efforts in maintaining all the virtues displayed during the 30 days of Ramadan fasting.
FOMWAN specifically encouraged Nigerians to be optimistic in spite of the security, economic and other challenges bedeviling the country.
This message is contained in a press statement titled “FOMWAN celebrate Nigerian Muslims on the successful completion of annual Ramadan Fasting and celebration of Eid-l-Fitr”, signed by the National Amirah, Hajia Rafiah Sanni and made available to newsmen by the National Chairperson Publications, Hajia Biliqees Oladimeji in Ilorin on Saturday.
FOMWAN urged Muslim faithful to rededicate themselves in praying for Allah’s mercy to overcome the collective problems the country is battling with.
The Muslim Women group however appealed to government at all levels to speed up efforts to liberate innocent citizens of the country who are held captive by unscrupulous elements of the society such as the terrorist Boko Haram/ISWAP and the bandits.
The group while reminding the people in power of their promises to make life worthy and easier for the less privileged, said Nigerian electorates from the North, South, East and West still await the leaders to discharge their various campaign promises.
The group also berated the rate at which market men and women increase the prices of basic commodities without taking into consideration the plight of the common man.
While wondering what makes prices of some commodities to increase indiscriminately, the association encouraged all concerned to be more compassionate while transacting their businesses.
While noting that insecurity poses a major threat to the skyrocketing prices of commodities in the market, FOMWAN observed that many farmers who could have made things easier have stopped farming and are now in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps across Nigeria as a result of banditry.
FOMWAN calls on government to be more responsive in tackling security issues generally.
On the upcoming 2023 General Elections, FOMWAN encourages Nigerians who have not gotten their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) to visit INEC office closest to them to get themselves registered.
The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria also appeals to Muslims not to be onlookers on the day of election, instead they should be ready to exercise their franchise on the days of elections as recommended by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Commenting on the lingering Strike embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), FOMWAN pleaded to the Federal Government and ASUU to consider the children of the masses who are the grassroot suffering as a result of the battle between the two lions, that is, the government and the Union.Eid Mubarak to all.