Muslim and Christian Women Associations Collaborate to Support Vulnerable Families
NASRUL-LAHI-L-FATIH Society of Nigeria (NASFAT), The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) and Women Wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (WOWICAN) have collaborated to distribute food items to vulnerable families in Lagos, Ogun, Kano and the Federal Capital City, Abuja .
The interfaith women palliatives distribution is targeted at cushioning effects of COVID-19 pandemic on women and to sensitize the general public on the devastating effects of domestic violence.
The group plans to provide food items worth of N10,000 (Rice,Garri, noodle, groundnut oil) to 76 members of NASFAT, 27 in Lagos, 11 in Abuja, 11 in Ogun and 27 in Kano, while the gesture will also be replicated in the other two organisations (FOMWAN and WOWICAN).
During the distribution, the Women Affairs Secretary of NASFAT, Alhaja Suweebah Bola Kupolati represented by Alhaja Fauziyah Oladoja, said the purpose was not for the palliative alone, but to also signify that interfaith can play a significant role in peace building in communities.
She noted that the COVID -19 pandemic has very serious impact on women generally.
Kupolati added that in an effort to lessen the impact of the pandemic on women, Government has been able to provide various types of support for different categories of women, the widow, vulnerable families, unemployed, elderly ones and others.
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