Women Islamic groups in Kebbi pray against calamities as Medicaid foundation distributes palliatives
Three day joint Quranic recitation and prayers embarked upon by some women islamic groups has been completed Wednesday, the 9th of September, 2020.
The recitation cum prayers which was jointly carried out by Muslim Women Organisations in the state is to appease God to salvage the people of the state and the nation from the calamities they are facing.
The three day intensive religious devotion which started on Monday this week was conducted by Women Islamic organisations which include FOMWAN, MSSN, Women-in-Dawa, JTI, IMWON, and NAFSAT
The wife of Kebbi State Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu who organized the prayers was represented by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Development Hon. Zara’u Abubakar Wali .
While commending FOMWAN and other groups , she called on Muslim Ummah to devote themselves to the service of Allah.
Speaking during the prayers, Kebbi state Amirah of FOMWAN, Malama Hauwa Abubakar, said they embacked on the prayers consultation with the wife of the state Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi-Bagudu as their contribution to the state.
The Amirah stated that when calamities of this nature happened, it is always better to turn to the almighty Allah for repentance and forgiveness in order to have way out of it.
Malama Hauwa Abubakar announced that such recitation and prayers shall continue every week as directed by the wife of his excellency, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu, the Khadimatudeen. She prayed to Allah for the acceptance of the recitation and prayers.
The recitation and prayers by the islamic groups was facilitated by the wife of the Governor, Dr Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu.
In another development, volunteers of Medicaid Cancer Foundation , a brainchild of wife of the governor, Dr.Zainab Shinkafi Bagudu have swung into action to reach out to flood victims following the devastation caused by the floods to farmlands, crops and communities that were rendered homeless by the floods in Kebbi. Officials and volunteers of Medicaid Cancer Foundation have set the pace among NGOs by reaching out to the victims of flood with relief assistance.
The Medicaid team defied the difficult terrain, using canoes to get to communities to distribute palliatives to the victims of the flood comprising women and children. Many refuse to leave their homes despite evacuation order by government.
Wabbaku community in Birnin Kebbi local government area where the entire village almost submerged by flood was their first point of call to distribute food,water,drinks and clothing to the victims.
The village head, Hakimi Maisaje Wabbaku told the Medicaid team that people in the village were in dire need of assistance as their houses have collapsed and even the Well which serve as their source of drinking water was destroyed and contaminated by the flood.
An official from Medicaid Cancer Foundation, Hajiya Hadiza Kola advised them to boil their water before drinking.
She used the opportunity to call on all civil societies to rally together and get assistance for the people mainly in Jega, Argungu and Gwandu.
She averred ‘ This is a humanitarian disaster and government cannot be left to bear the burden alone ‘.
The need for urgent environmental clean up to reduce water borne diseases like cholera, malaria and thypoid was reiterated.
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