Group Calls On Fed. Govt To Legalize Hijab


A Muslim group known as the Coalition of Muslim Women in Remo, Ogun State has called on the federal government to urgently legalize the use of hijab across the country.

The call was made by Hajia Tawakaltu Oderinde, who is the National Da’awah Officer, Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), at the 2019 World Hijab Day celebration in Sagamu area of the state.
Hajia Tawakaltu who said the Muslim women body will not be deterred from its advocacy at legalizing and adorning the garment of modesty (hijab) in public places, offices and ensure that hijabs are not harassed and victimized.
“We are not relentless in creating advocacy for use of hijab in public places most especially, public schools and offices in Nigeria. We are appealing to the federal government to legalize use of hijab in Nigeria. We want government at all levels to look into fundamental human rights of hijabis,” she said.
The FOMWAN da’wah officer stated further that the coalition is working harmoniously with Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN), with the aim of winning hijab battle.
“We are doing everything legally possible to ensure hijabis are not harassed and segregated from the society. Because we have had numbers of hijab related issues over the years and when those issues propped up, we went to court to seek redress and won,” she said.

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