Hijab: Don’t force students, allow dual uniforms – Shehu Sani to Kwara govt

Shehu Sani, former Kaduna Central Senator, has reacted to the controversy involving the use of Hijab by female students in Kwara State.

Sani said adding Hijab to school uniforms should not bring about any controversy.

He stressed that the government should allow students whose parents want them to wear a Hijab as part of their school uniform while those against it should not be forced to wear it.

In a tweet, the former lawmaker disclosed that students in Kaduna State have been practising dual uniforms for decades.

According to Sani: “The Hijab as a School uniform should NOT cause any controversy. Those who want their children to wear it should be allowed to wear it.

“Those who don’t want their children to wear it should not be forced to do so. Dual uniforms have been used in Kaduna for over two decades.”

Recall that the Kwara State Government had recently approved the use of Hijab in schools.

Mamma Sabah Jibril, Secretary to the State Government, had said the administration consulted widely with Muslim and Christian communities before making the decision.

However, the Cherubim and Seraphim church in the state had yesterday faulted the decision of the state government on the use of Hijab in schools.