Prostitutes: Minister Challenges Muslim/Xtian Women Groups On Rehabilitation
ABUJA, July 11, (THEWILL) - FCT Minister, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has challenged the Muslim and Christian Women Organizations to take front seat in the rehabilitation of women of easy virtue removed from the Abuja streets.
The Minister gave this challenge at the weekend, while receiving officials of the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN) who paid him a courtesy call in his office in Abuja.
The Minister said that faith based women organization have crucial role to play in the rehabilitation of these women by remoulding their thinking and instilling highest standard of morality.
Senator Mohammed urged FOMWAN not to segregate in their selfless service to humanity in order to make Nigeria a better place for all classes of Nigerians irrespective of religious belief.
The Minister promised to allocate a plot of land for FOMWAN to build her Secondary School in the Federal Capital Territory; recalling that FOMWAN’s Nursery/Primary in Territory had assisted in giving sound and qualitative education to children at the early stage of development of Abuja.
He directed the FCT Social Development Secretariat to assist FOMWAN in organizing their forthcoming National Conference on the August 06, 2010 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Speaking earlier, the Amirah, FCT Chapter of the Federation of Muslim women Association of Nigeria, Maryam Larai Adamu intimated the Minister of the forthcoming National Conference and solicited for financial support to host the conference.
According to her, the conference is aimed at tackling issues of national issues as it affects the well being of the women and children; thereby building bridges of trusts and mutual understanding across ethnic, religious and geographic divides.
The Association also requested for a utility vehicle to facilitate its outreach activities.