Oyo state approves the use of Hijab for Muslim students in schools
The Governor of the state of Oyo, Seyi Makinde, has allowed the wearing of the hijab by Muslim pupils in public schools across the state.
This was featured in a statement given by Abdulrasheed Abdazeez, the Governor’s Special Assistant on Islamic Affairs, to commemorate World Hijab Day in 2022.
“Hijab is a covering which not only beautifies the wearer but also helps in advancing decency in the society. Muslim students who wish to wear hijab in public schools in Oyo State have not been denied their right to do so.
I have instructed those in positions of authority in the state’s public service and across all our public schools not to intimidate or harass anyone because of their religious beliefs or practices.
Our government is God-fearing and we will continue to preach religious tolerance, equality and justice, which will further engender peaceful coexistence, love and togetherness.
As the theme of this year’s celebration suggests, hijab is the pride of every female Muslim and it remains sacrosanct”