AHEAD of the 2019 elections, the Federation of Muslim Women’s Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has organised a sensitisation programme on the roles of Muslim women, especially women in veils, popularly known as purdah. According to Dr Adubiaro, who is a former president of FOMWAN in Ekiti State, ”we want Muslim women generally to participate in this year’s elections and for women in Purdah, we want to tell them they can as well. ”Women in Purdah make up about 40 per cent of Ekiti women. ”INEC gave us written documents that arrangements had been made for Women in Purdah. The event was held in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital on Monday and Tuesday.
Source: Nigerian Tribune February 12, 2019 16:00 UTC