1983 and 1984: The idea to form an all-embracing national Muslim women organisation was mooted by some committed Muslim women.
1985: FOMWAN was formally inaugurated in Minna, Niger State at the Islamic Education Trust with delegates from Ilorin, Lagos, Minna, Kaduna, Kano, Jos and Zaria
1985: Registration with the Corporate Affairs Commission was concluded.
Selection of a National Executive Committee and State Amirahs for the States present at the meeting was concluded and a working constitution was adopted for the guidance of FOMWAN, with emphasis on conduct of national and State elections in a peaceful and responsible manner. The maximum period of office for any elective post was fixed at four years. For ease of communication and effective discharge of their responsibilities, the constitution recommends that the Amirah, the secretary, the financial secretary and the treasurer be resident close to one another.
National Amirahs Since 1985
Aisha Lemu 1985-1989
Lateefat Okunnu 1989-1993
Sa’adiya Omar Bello 1993 -1997
Khairat O. Sodique 1997-2001
Hajiya Bilkisu (mni) 2001 -2005
Lateefah Durosinmi 2005-2009
Maryam Idris Othman 2009 – 2013
Amina B. Omoti 2013-2017
National Secretaries Since 1985
Halima Jibril 1985-1989
Fatima Oyekan 1989-1993
Fatima Ibrahim Aliyu 1993 -1997
Wasilat Muse 1997-2001
Maryam Idris Othman 2001 -2005
Lateefah Giwa 2005-2009
Azeeza Hassan-Jibril 2009 – 2013
Umaimah Momoh 2013-2017