Ahead of this year’s World Hijab Day celebration coming up on February 1, an Islamic group, AL-MUMINAT organisation, on Tuesday, implored the Federal Government not to ban the use of Hijab in the country.
Making this appeal at a news conference in Ikeja, Lagos, the National Amirah of the group, Hajia Nimatullah AbdulLateef explained that Hijab was a unique attire used to identify Islam and was not to be used to perpetrate evil.
President Muhammadu Buhari had stated during the last Presidential Media Chat that his government will not hesitate to ban the use of Hijab if Boko Haram terrorists persist in using it to carry out terror attacks.
But AbduLateef stressed that some government agencies which were infringing on religious rights of women wearing Hijab should be called to order and urged the Federal Government to sharpen its intelligence gathering to curb security challenges in the country.
According to her, the Ministry of Education should also be made to return moral education into primary and secondary school syllabus.
AbdulLateef said that this would not just help in moulding the character of children, but also help prevent them from being influenced by terrorists.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Youths and Social Development in the state, Mrs Uzamat Yussuf explained that the World Hijab Day was to promote the campaign against physical judgment of women in Hijab.