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Bountiis Charity Initiative, a women faith-based group, has suspended until further notice its seminar themed
“When The Sunsets” earlier billed for March 22, 2020 over Coronavirus scare in Nigeria.
A statement signed by the spokesperson of the group, Mrs Zainab Abebefe, said the event, billed to discuss hidden pains of Single muslimah, especially widows and single women, had to be postponed considering public health concerns raised by the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, as some speakers and participants will be flying to Lagos for the event.
“We hereby announce the cancellation of our forthcoming event in Lagos ‘When the Sunsets’ which is just one of the series of Impact-2020 women programme rolled out by Bountiis Charity Initiative.
“For those who have registered to participate in the event, we shall notify you of the new date as soon as a new date is confirmed.
“In as much as we appreciate their selfless efforts, we believe our joint wellbeing is paramount and following the Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBH) at times and situations such as we have around the world now.
“Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him said: “If you got wind of the outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; and if it breaks out in a land in which you are, do not leave it.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
“This Hadith relates to both staying around one’s abode and the act of quarantine.
“We hereby use this opportunity to imploy our women to follow all the health safety tips going around for self and family. May The Almighty Allah safeguard us and all mankind from the dreadful illness. JazakhaLlah khayran for your understanding and supports always,” the statement read.