Federal Government has been urged to remain focused in its fight to end the insurgency and not be distracted by those calling for the ban on the use of Hijab.
The Federation of Deputy National Amirah of the Muslim Women of Nigeria, FOMWAN, Barrister Faridah Sada-Yusuf, stated this in Ilorin the Kwara State capital yesterday while addressing the pre-national conference press briefing of the group marking her 30th anniversary.
The group also appealed to Muslim Ummah to remain calm and law abiding and resist all attempts to be provoked as well as continue to pray for the current administration to succeed and for peace to return to the nation.
According to her, “The need for peaceful coexistence ‎ in Nigeria despite our differences and orchestrating those issues that bind us together as people precipitated the theme for this National Conference, “Religion and Ethnicity plurality; Implication for National Development”.
This is quite timely as no meaningful development can be achieved in an environment of rancour.
“We also use this opportunity to state that Nigeria is a multi-religious‎ country where freedom of religion a worship is guaranteed in Section 38 (i) of the 1999 Constitution. Any attempt to ban the use of the Hijab which is a prescribed dress code of Muslim woman in the Noble Quran 24 vs 31 is tantamount to trampling on the right of the Muslim woman to worship.”
FOMWAN however stressed its strong support for the federal government in its fight against corruption, noting the act is a evil which is capable of ruining the nation’s economy.
Hajia Sada-Yusuf also appealed for the safe release of the abducted Chibok girls held by the Boko Haram terrorist group, maintaining that the issue of security ‎is beyond government’s effort alone.

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