By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria, (FOMWAN), Kaduna chapter has urged citizens to continue to remain at home and obey government instructions to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state.
The Amirah of FOMWAN in the state, Pharmacist Aisha Isiyaku, gave the reminder in a statement made available to media in Kaduna on Thursday April 2020.
She said Muslims should remember Allah SWA words that, “O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you.”
Pharmacist Aisha reminded women that coronavirus is real and there is need to observe cleaniness by washing hands regularly and avoid touching eyes, noise and mouth.
She emphasized the need for people to avoid public gathering as well as to remain at home with their families as among the measures to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Amirah reminded Nigerians and indeed the whole world of the need to go back to Allah in prayers for an end to the pandemic.
“Whatever problem or issue a Muslim is facing, he returns to Allah for respite and His Messenger for guidance. There is nothing that happens in the life of a Muslim except that it has been decreed hence Allah is not unaware of the pandemic. Let us pray fervently for Him to save us from it,” she said.
The Amirah said it was disturbing and disheartening the way the virus was spreading like wildfire in a number of countries, causing nations to take extreme measures like closure of airports, schools, companies, markets and borders.
“This is certainly a trial from Allah who says in the Holy Qur’an, ‘Do you think that you will enter Paradise without such [trials] as came to those who passed away before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty and ailments and were so shaken that even the Messenger and those who believed along with him said, ‘When [will] the Help of Allah [come]?’ Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near.
“Even religious and worship centres are not spared as many have been shut while thousands have been told to reduce the number of their worshipers or attendees,” she noted.
She prayed for full recovery of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna state and other Nigerians who were tested positives to coronavirus
The Amirah also thanked kaduna State Government for the palliative materials given to the vulnerable in the society.
“As our contribution FOMWAN distributed food items to some residents of Rigasai and Tudun Wada in Igabi and Kaduna South Local Government Areas respectively,” she concluded.