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Saturday, 3 February 2018
Kebbi First Lady Donated Breast Cancer Screening Kits To 500 Women
The wife of Kebbi governor, Dr. Zainab Bagudu,
has donated breast cancer screening kits to 500 women in Gwandu Local
Bagudu also donated
textile materials, hijabs, and foodstuffs to the women as part of activities
marking the 2018 the World Hijab Day in the state.
Zainab, who was represented
by the state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Tsahara Bawa, said that
over 200 ladies had undergone free genotype test organized by the state Sickle
Cell Association (KRSCA).
She urged women to propagate
the wearing of Hijab as a symbol of honor for women.
In his remarks, the chairman
of Gwandu Local Government Area, Alhaji Shehu Dalijan, commended the donor for
choosing the area for part of activities marking the World Hijab Day in the
state. Dalijan urged women to strive
to improve their education and health.
The World Hijab Day, a
movement to encourage religious tolerance and understanding worldwide, is an
annual event founded by Nazma Khan in 2013.
Khan is a philanthropist,
social activist, and social entrepreneur.
The event is marked on Feb. 1
in 140 countries worldwide to encourage women of all religions and backgrounds
to wear and experience the hijab.
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