Ramadan: President DEPOWA, Mrs Musa Donates Food Items to Muslims at the National Mosque

The holy fasting month of Ramadan begins in Nigeria, with the worst economic crisis in a generation leaving many in Africa's most populous Muslim country struggling to buy food.

With food inflation at around 35 per cent, worshippers taking part in everyday prayers at the National mosque in Abuja will now smile as the President of the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association, DEPOWA led members of the association to the Abuja National Mosque to distribute 50 bags of 50kg of rice, 10 bags of beans and 20 bags of Garri and 10 Cartons of Groundnut oil to Muslim faithful in order ease hardship associated with feedings in the holy month. 

The distribution, which took place at the National Mosque today, 11th March 2024, and was shared through the Da'awal and Welfare Foundation to ensure transparency and accountability. 

Speaking to the press shortly after the distribution at National Mosque, Abuja, President, the Defence and Police Officers Wives Association, DEPOWA, Mrs Oghogho Gwabin Musa expressed the Assolcistion's commitment towards reaching out to over 5000 underprivileged Muslims. The gesture aims to alleviate the impact of economic challenges since the removal of fuel subsidies, and high cost of living, which led to hunger protest nation-wide. 

Mrs Musa noted that being a credible organisation that always reaches out to the populace especially from it's constituency which is wives and Children of the fallen heroes w a vulnerable in the barracks with lots of humanitarian services on the 36 States of the federation including Abuja. 

She reiterated her commitment to always remember the people at the grassroots by ensuring their well-being and other needs get the required attention.

"We decided to visit the National Mosque, a worship centre to let you know that we are supporting you with some food items during this Ramadan season. We understand a lots of Muslim faithful would come to the National Mosque to pray and to break fast, therefore, these food items will go a long way to ease the hardship on getting food to eat. 

While Appealing to well-meaning individuals, Mrs Musa called on other humanitarian associations to assist Muslim faithful during the Holy Month of Ramadan, called on wealthy Muslims to contribute food items, enabling them to stay at home and pray for the nation during Ramadan.  She extended warm wishes to Muslims worldwide for a happy Ramadan Kareem, emphasizing the importance of prayers for peace and unity in the country.

In his remarks, the Director of Finance and Administration of the National Mosque and Abuja National Mosque Da'awal and Welfare Foundation, Ambassador Shuib Haliru Sudangi expressed gratitude for the DEPOWA support. 

He noted that this year Ramadan comes amidst Christians lenten-period stressing the need for both muslims and christians to dedicate more time praying to God intervention to bring an end to the rising.

The act of giving charity is very important in Islam, both during Ramadan and all around the year. Giving charity can be in many forms, donating money, donating materials like food or clothing, helping another person, or even smiling. insecurity challenges bedeviling peace stalibility and hunger protest in the country. 

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