MUSLIM organisations under the aegis of Edo Muslims for Equity and Good Governance (EMEGG) have warned the Edo State Government not to implement its plan to ban Hijab in public schools.

The Muslims threatened to institute a legal action against Edo State Government if it carries out its threat to ban the wearing of hijab by Muslim female students in public schools.

Sirajudeen Muhammad, Coordinator of the group, made the disclosure in a statement in Benin City, Vanguard reports.

This came barely two days when the state Governor Adams Oshiomole assured Muslims at the General meeting of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) that the state government was not planning to ban hijab.

But Muhammad raised the alarm over a recent circular released by the state Ministry of Education planning to ban the wearing of hijab by Muslim female students in public schools.

He alleged that the circular was issued under the watch of the state governor whose mother is a Muslim.

He said, “In your move to rid the public schools system of every trace of Islam, you have raised your Islamic phobic tendencies to another level with the intent to ban hijabs in our public schools as contained in a circular released by the Ministry of Education under your watch. 

“We thus advise that you retrace your step or be prepared to face a legal battle of unprecedented proportion.”

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