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The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Ogun State Chapter has called on the state governor Dapo Abiodun to honour the judgement of the Supreme court on the use of hijab in public schools.
MURIC made the appeal to the state government in a statement signed by the chairman of MURIC in the state, Alhaji Tajudeen Jimoh Alao and the secretary, Abdul Rasheed Olaleye.
MURIC said this in a statement obtained by PLATFORM TIMES on Sunday.
The statement read partly ,”What is applicable in Lagos is equally applicable in Ogun State especially as this is a judgement that basically reiterated a right that is constitutional.
“We hereby state profoundly, that this judgement gives us the right to use the hijab in our public institutions”.
The Islamic organisation urged governor Abiodun to replicate the judgement in the state, lamenting that some Muslim students are being denied their rights to properly practise their religion which include putting on the hijab .
“We recount series of abuse and assault suffered by our daughters in the hands of overzealous Christian school administrators and teachers in the state and hereby call on the State Government to ensure none of these ugly acts ever occur again. We are at the end of the taut rope of strained patience.
MURIC noted that the current administration has been ‘detached’ from issues that concern Muslims in the state.
The statement reads further: “We understand the body language of the current administration when it comes to issues affecting the interest of Muslims in the state, namely, to remain detached when matters concerning the rights of Muslims ensue.
“For the purpose of enlightenment, hijab is a garb of honour for whoever adopts it and it plays a pivotal role in societal reformation as it lessens the ugly trend of sexual abuse amongst youths mostly occasioned by indecent dressing.
“Finally as we anticipate prompt and favourable response from the Ogun State Government we wish the Prince Dapo Abiodun administration a successful piloting of the affairs of the state.”
PLATFORM TIMES recalls that the hijab controversy has been in the news in the past week as the apex court approved that Muslim students in public schools in Lagos State should be allow to adorn their hijab.
“The Supreme Court judgement of 17th of June, 2022 overruling Lagos state on its restriction of the use of hijab by female students of public schools in the state is a defeat of tyranny against the Muslim girl child especially in South West Nigeria,” MURIC reiterated
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