The Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Bauchi Chapter, on Sunday distributed hand washing facilities to Friday Mosques in the state capital, to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The Central Mosque, Abu Huraira Mosque, Gwallag Central Mosque, among others, benefited from the gesture.
Items donated included 20 hand pumps and hand washing detergents.
The Chairperson of the association, Hajiya Aisha Ibrahim, in a remark, said that the gesture was part of the group’s contribution toward containing the pandemic.
She said that the gesture was part of the activities lined up to mark this year’s FOMWAN Week celebration, and listed other activities to include sensitisation of residents of Ningi and Dass Local Governments on the protocols of pandemic.
“As part of the annual celebration, FOMWAN in Bauchi sensitised the public in Ningi and Dass on the pandemic and guidelines provided by health experts.
“The celebrations were mild to comply with the social distancing guidelines and to avoid huge gatherings,’’ she said.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Mohammed Lawal, the Acting Secretary, Bauchi Central Mosque Committee, said that the gesture was timely.
Lawan said that the committee would make hand washing a regular habit, declaring that all entrants to the Mosque must first wash their hands.
He enjoined other associations to emulate FOMWAN and provide such facilities to the many worshipers who troop into the Mosque on daily basis. (NAN)