…As FOMWAN loses pioneer National Amirah
The Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) has lost its pioneer National Amirah, Hajia Aisha Lemu
The association in a statement jointly signed by its National Amirah and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Halimat Jibril and Dr Sumeya Fadimatu Hamza respectively, said the first National Amirah of the association, Hajia Aisha Lemu, died on Saturday 5th of January 2019 at the age of 79 after a brief illness.
“The demise of the founding member of our association came as a great shock to the members of this great Islamic women association, and the entire women folk in general.
“Our hearts are still flowing with sorrow and grief as it is hard to believe that our own Aisha Lemu has answered the Divine call; we know that every soul shall taste death.
Mrs Lemu, until her death, was the Chairperson National Board of Trustee of FOMWAN, a passionate Foundation member who served the Association diligently with her resources.
The statement described her as a symbol of unity, sincerity, integrity, justice and piet, adding that she did her best to propagate Islam with her wealth and health using FOMWAN and other vibrant religious avenues as good platforms.
“She took FOMWAN beyond Nigeria and remained a Role model to Muslim women.
“Her memory and the inspiring legacy she left shall forever remain in our minds and in the history of spreading the message of Islam across the Glob” the statement added.
The unio prayed Almighty Allah to forgive her shortcomings, reward her efforts and grant her highest place in Al Jannatul- fridaus.
Meanwhile, she will be buried at IET Minna on Sunda (January 6, 2019) by 10am prompt.
FOMWAN urged all states and international branches to organise prayers for her in their respective branches.