Muslim women group empowers IDPs with N3m
A Coalition of Nigeria Muslim Women under the auspices of Women in Da’awah, has spent N3.5 million to empower Internally Displaced Persons in FCT with various skills.
According to punchng.com, the Vice Ameera of the group, Mrs Ramatu Sani, announced this at the graduation of 184 IDPs from its skills acquisition Programme recently in Abuja.
She said the fund was used in organising various skills acquisition trainings and the purchase of sewing, shoes and bag making machines for the IDPs in Durumi and Kuchigoro camps.
According to her, out of the N3.5 million, the Women in Da’awah contributed N2.5 million, while Media Trust donated the sum of N1 million respectively.
She listed other skills acquisition offered the IDPs to include cellphone repairs, bead making, soap and pomade making among others.
Sani said it was the responsibility of every believer to assist people who were affected by one form of disaster or the other because government alone could not do it.
“We are here to touch the lives of people, who are in dire need of assistance, especially women who are displaced.
“Once you empower a woman, you have empowered the society,” she said.
She appealed to well-spirited Nigerians to support the IDPs to better their lot with a view to ensure their reintegration back to their destination.