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TMC commends Lagos State Govt on Hijab approval, cautions ISI, UI against violation of rule of law

The Muslim Congress (TMC) has joined other Islamic groups in Nigeria to shower commendations on the Lagos State Government for recognising the right to use the Hijab in Lagos public schools, despite attempts by Islamophobic elements to make that impossible.

It also congratulated particularly the MSSN Lagos Area Unit, Centre for Global Peace Initiative, Hijab Advocacy Project, MUTAN, MULAN, MPAC, MURIC and other Islamic organisations for sustaining the struggle to defend the Hijab.

In a statement signed by its Amir, Dr Lukman AbdurRaheem, the society described the victory as a product of unity, brotherhood and peaceful protests in seeking justice for Muslims in Lagos State.

“We voted like others, but most times, Islamophobes and overzealous elements trample on our fundamental rights. The most recent development is that of the International School, University of Ibadan’s refusal to allow Muslim children to wear the Hijab, despite appeals by the parents to the school management.

“It is a matter of time, We are going to win that too. Ibadan Muslims are maestros. They have prevailed over several political intrigues. Their commitment within the ambit of the law is legendary.

The Muslim Congress also called on the Federal Government to caution the authorities of UI to follow the path of honour and respect the constitutional provisions that grant rights to conscience, liberty and faith to Muslim children.

“We thank the Government of Lagos for heeding to our long awaited demand. May Allah grant us more resounding victories over our visible and hidden adversaries and unite the Ummah to make Nigeria a better place for all Nigerians, irrespective of faith and inclination. Amin.”

Dr Lukman AbdurRaheem
Amir, TMC

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