Fatima Bio Gives Succour to Muslims

In this month of Ramadan…

First Lady of Sierra Leone Mrs. Fatima Bio

In this holy month of Ramadan the First Lady of Sierra Leone and wife of President Julius Maada Bio – Mrs. Fatima Bio, has offered best wishes and prayers for the people of Sierra Leone.
She prayed for peace and harmony in Sierra Leone, and for God’s guidance and direction so that the New Direction will succeed; and that the President can continue to govern the country in a peaceful and democratic way.
Fatima called on God to remove all those who do not wish well for Sierra Leone. She asked God to continue to bless and protect Sierra Leone.
In a related development, the First Lady handed over 50kg of rice, oil, sugar, milk, tea and transportation fare to one hundred and fifty (150) family heads. The ceremony took place at the residence of the First Lady in collaboration with the Sierra Leone Muslim Missionaries Union (SLMMU)/ Ummah Welfare Trust-UK (UWT) and Julius Maada Bio (JMB) Women’s Wing.
In her statement, the First Lady, Mrs. Fatima Bio expressed her joy and happiness for presenting the gift on behalf of SLMMU.
Mrs. Bio pleaded with the beneficiaries to take their fast very serious so that they can receive lessings from God. The First Lady further called on Muslims to remember the country and the President in their prayers. “I am asking you to pray for the President of this country so that he can rule the people the right way…Please pray for President Brigadier (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio to succeed with all the good the plans he has for the country”, she noted.
Mrs. Bio stressed that Ramadan is the best time to give out gifts particularly to Muslims. She concluded by asking God to answer the prayers of all those that are fasting during this Holy Month.
According to the Project Coordinator of the Sierra Leone Muslim Missionaries Union (SLMMU)/ Ummah Welfare Trust-UK (UWT), Sheikh Fomba Abubakar Swarray, the amount of money spent on buying the said food items was thirty one million, eight hundred thousand Leones (Le31, 800,000).
It will be recalled that sometime in recent past, Fatima Bio was recognized as World Peace Ambassador for her hard work and commitment to nation-building,.
The award was presented at a press briefing held at the Office of the First Lady, by Dr. GD Singh, Founder and Chairman of Asian African Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Presenting the prestigious award to the First Lady, Dr. Singh noted that this is first award from the World Peace Ambassador to Sierra Leone since it was established in year 2000.
He said the remarkable approach and relentless vision by Mrs. Fatima Bio did not only make Sierra Leone proud but Africa as a whole.
Dr. Singh congratulated Her Excellency Mrs. Fatima Bio for being a role model to other women and encouraged her to continue the good work in promoting peace in Sierra Leone.
Receiving the award from Dr. Singh, Mrs. Fatima Bio thanked World Peace Ambassador for recognising and considering her vision for Sierra Leone.
She assured not to disappoint the World Peace Organization but committed to do more in promoting humanity.
Mrs. Bio encouraged the World Peace Organization to recognise other Sierra Leonean women in the coming years.


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