COWAPI Endorses Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum
M.A Ibrahim – Maiduguri
10 women associations in Borno state comprising of Da’awah wal Irshad, University of Maiduguri Muslim Women Association (UMMWA), Girls Organization for Human Right and Social Justice (GOHSOJ), Future Prowess Widows Association, Nimble Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (NYEDI), Sisters Against Violent Extremism (SAVE), Initiative for Women Empowerment Advancement and Rehabilitation (IWEAR), Hannun Rahama, Women Association for the Promotion of Peace and Unity (WAPPU) and New Life for Women who were all registered under the aegis of Confederation of Women Association for Peace Initiative (COWAPI) today held a press conference in Maiduguri endorsing the candidature of Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum of the APC.
In her press speech, the president of COWAPI Amb. Kalthum Mohammed stated that “we are here to formally endorse the candidacy of Professor Babagana Umara Zullum of the All Progressive Congress for governor because we as women believe that he has the best interest of the state in his heart. We are of the firm believe that Professor Zullum being an inside member of The Borno NGO Community is aware of the challenges confronting women and children and therefore knows the magnitude of the problem and how best to tackle it. Let me use this medium as an activist to make a public appeal to the Borno state Government to strive to work together with the Army as partners in progress to bring this insurgency to an end and build a better and safer society for all of us.”
She also said ” I am appealing to our political leaders, religious leaders, traditional leaders and parents to please make the education of the girl child to be a top priority this year. While I don’t think it will be easy to totally eradicate hawking and street trading among girls in northern Nigeria because of the endemic level of poverty ravaging our region, I want to propose that we can make some adjustments wherein girls can go to school and at the same time come out to sell or trade in order to support their families.