Muslim women empower Internally Displaced Persons

Fatima Hassan, Abuja

A Coalition of Nigerian Muslim Women has commenced a skill acquisition programme in three Internal Displaced Person’s camps in Federal   Capital Territory, Abuja.

National President for Women in Da’awa, Maryam Usman at the opening ceremony of the programme in Dukwa, IDP’s camp, said the federal government needs to do more in assisting the IDP’s.

“We really want the government to support this people more because a lot still needs to be done we know that people have been doing and government also but we still need more in terms of empowerment for them to be useful to themselves and to the society”, she said.

Mrs Usman who lauded the present administration’s fight against terrorism, called on the youth to imbibe the teachings of Islam

“Our youth should be trained in both Islamic and western knowledge and also in different skills because knowledge is the most important thing in this world because lack of knowledge is the reason we are having terrorists in the country “, she noted.

 One of the beneficiaries of the acquisition skills, Hauwa Hassan, thanked the coalition for it support and called on federal government to end terrorism.

We want to go back home because it has stated raining we want to go and farm so president Buhari should do all within his power to make sure that he brings an end to Boko Haram”, she stated.

The training which include hand set repair, tailoring, soap and beads making will take place in Durumi, karmajiji and Dukwa IDP’s camp will last for two to four weeks.