[NEWS]: Islamic leaders beg Governors – Allow our girls wear hijab to school
Islamic Leaders beg Governor Ambode – ‘Allow our girls wear hijab to school’
The Conference of Islamic Organisations, CIO, has made a passionate plea to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state to allow Muslim girls wear hijab to schools.
The former Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola had banned the use of hijab in all Lagos public schools, forcing the muslim community to sue the state government over the issue.
But when members of the CIO paid a courtesy visit on the Lagos Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdullateef Abdulkareem on Tuesday in his office at the Government Secretariat, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria they pleaded for a reserve of the order.
Coordinator, CIO, Alhaji Abdullahi Shuaib said one of the thing they demanded from Ambode before he became governor was to protect religious freedom, saying that all over the world, muslim women were distinct because of hijab they normally wore.
He said when hijab was outlawed in Lagos school, the freedom of the female Muslims was breached, saying that it was as if government was at war with the Muslim community.
“This issue is very critical and the Lagos State Government should look at it critically. Muslims have ways of life which cannot be taken away from them, which is to use hijab,” he said, adding that even in advanced countries, Muslims were not restricted from using hijab.