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Ogun state muslim group instructs students to begin the use of Hijab from January 9

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The Ogun State League of Imams and Alfas have directed all female Muslim students in public schools in the state to start wearing hijabs to complement their school uniforms. This was contained in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Sheikh Tajudeen Adewunmi, on Tuesday, December 27.

The group stated that they had informed the state government about the need for their female children to wear hijabs to schools in Abeokuta, the State capital, following the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, which reaffirmed the rights of Muslim students in Nigerian schools to use Hijab as they so wished, to which the government obliged.

To this, they noted that the use of hijab will begin on January 9, 2023, when students return for their second term. It further clarified that a white-colored shoulder-length cape Hijab is to be worn by the desiring and willing female Muslim students.

The league, however, pleaded with the state government to warn teachers and school heads to desist from denying Muslim female students of their human rights and accept the approval of the use of hijab in schools.

 

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