Still on the Hijab ban,UNIFEMGA reacts

The Obafemi Awolowo University Muslim Graduates Association (UNIFEMGA) has also condemned the ban on the use of hijab by Muslim female students in all Lagos Public schools.
In a statement signed by its National President, Prof. Wahab Egbewole and Abdur-Rahman Balogun, National Public Relations officer, said such ban was a breach of the fundamental rights of the students to practice their religion.
Oladunjoye rather claimed in her press briefing that wearing hijab would cause confusion and break down of the law.
UNIFEMGA argued that hijab is part religious obligation of a Muslim woman that cannot be detached from her work or studies.
"If the Lagos state Government, or the Ministry knows that the affected students need to wear hijab when they go for prayers or read Quran, why would it be restricted," the group queried.
"It is unacceptable and laughable that wearing of hijab will create confusion and break down of law as claimed by the commissioner during her press conference."
"We want to say categorically that even in advanced democracy, this right is guaranteed to Muslim female students to dress in accordance with their faith".
As a Muslim alumni body, we have not heard of any state or public schools where wearing of hijab causes confusion or led to break down of law and order".
"It is actually an affront on our faith system to equate hijab with confusion or break down of law. It is also insulting to the collectivity of our faith to say that Muslims should send their daughters to private school if they want them to wear hijab," the group stated.
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