By Zainab Azeez
Igala Youth Forward Association Lagos Branch has expressed their unalloyed support to the National Women Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) Hajia Salamatu Baiwa Umar-Eluma.
Umar-Eluma was elected National Women Leader of the ruling APC recently in a keenly contested election.
Speaking to The AUTHORITY at Igala Community Hall, Tolu-Olodi Apapa on Sunday, the President of the group, Malam Shaibu Idris said Hajia Salamayu is a wonderful woman, adding that she has provided employment to teeming Igala youth of Kogi State.
Idris said the club is happy to identify with the women leader who is from Igala land, adding that the entire Oha Ule were for her.
According to Idria “IYFA Lagos has over 300 members. During the 2019 Election, the group is ready to mobilise for her and charter buses to take members to Kogi State in order to support whoever candidate Hajia Salamatu recommended.
“We are ready to spend money and follow her to Kogi State to make sure APC wins all their elections in Kogi, Idris stated.
The group stressed the importance of PVC and said the members and their families made sure they got their PVC.
Another member of the group, Ibrahim Danladi Jubril, said Umar-Eluma as an Igala daughter has been representing the people well even as a former Director of Human Resources, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). “Her good work gave the Igala people the conviction to stand by her when she was campaigning to be the women leader.”
The Patron of the group, Suleiman Umar said the 15 year-old association has made a mark since coming on board “We create husband, wife for ourselves, create job opportunities for ourselves and even to our community so that the community would grow and for other people to learn from us. We set up our ladies with tailoring and hairdressing machines, so that when they go to their husband’s house, they would not be liabilities.”