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Women must be empowered for Nigeria to attain economic growth – KWASU VC

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The Acting Vice-Chancellor of Kwara State University, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh has advocated continuous socio-economic empowerment of women in the country.

He furthered sustainable capacity building for the women folks will swiftly foster national development.

The KWASU administrator made the disclosure on Sunday June 04, 2023 during a lecture of the Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Kwara State Chapter, as part of their annual FOMWAN week programme in Ilorin.

Professor Jimoh, Chairman of the occasion, added that women are the bedrock in every home ma maintaining that “a strong family unit is the foundation of a healthy and prosperous society”.

Professor Jimoh thereby charged both national and subnational governments “to ensure women continue to have access to the resources and opportunities they need to achieve self-sustainability and improved well-being”.

The Ameerah of Kwara State Chapter of the FOMWAN, Hajia Bilqees Oladimeji in her opening speech, implored those who are well-to-do in the society to “help brilliant girls and boys achieve their life ambitions through bursary awards and sponsorships into professional and technical courses in higher institutions”.

Dr. Mahmoud Danjuma Musa, renown Islamic scholar from the university of Ilorin delivered lecture on the theme: “Achieving Self-Sustenance and Improved Family Well-being for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development: Roles of Every Individual”.

The eventful programme was graced by personalities including a founding member and also a Member of FOMWAN BOT, Hajia Muslimah Kamaldeen; former Ameerahs of FOMWAN Hajia Zulfa Ishola and Hajia Maimuna Shehu; National Coordinator for FOMWAN North Central Zone II, Hajia Khadija Bello; a former Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Hajia Amina Ahmed and the Public Relations Officer of Kwara State Chapter of the FOMWAN, Dr. Saudat Abdulbaqi, among other state executives present.

FOMWAN, a woman-based Islamic organisation across the country with its Kwara State Chapter, headquartered adjacent ShopRite, Fate Road, Ilorin, Kwara State.

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