Is Government at war with the Muslim community?

The former Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola banned the wearing of hijabs in all Lagos public schools, which led to the Muslim community dragging the state government to court.

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode

Muslims, under the aegis of Conference of Islamic Organisations(CIO), have called on Governor Ambode to allow Muslim girls wear hijabs to school.

An hijab, is a veil that covers the head and chest, and sometimes, full body of Muslim women as a form of modesty.

The Co-ordinator, CIO, Alhaji Abdullahi Shuaib said the banning of hijabs from schools in Lagos, was a breach of the freedom of Muslim women.

He said it was like the Lagos state Government had an axe to grind with the Muslim community.

Shuaib also said wearing of hijabs is accepted all over the world, adding that they had spoken to the Governor, during his electioneering campaign, about the issue.

He also said “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.”

The former Governor of Lagos, Babatunde Fashola banned the wearing of hijabs in all Lagos public schools, which led to the Muslim community dragging the state government to court.

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