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NACOMYO Tackles CAN Over Call For Stoppage Of Hijab Bill

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The national leadership of the National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations, NACOMYO, has faulted calls by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, for the stoppage of the Hijab bill by the National Assembly.

The call by the Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) through its General Secretary,Joseph Daramola for a halt to the hijab bill by the National Assembly is not only laughable ,ludicurous,hypocritical but a display of Islamaphobia and hatred that can fuel the growing tension on hijab in Kwara state.

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The National Council of Muslim Youth Organisations (NACOMYO) national headquarters made this assertion in a release jointly signed by Mallam Sani Suleiman Maigoro and Alhaj Mas’ud Akintola, National President and National Secretary General .


The Council frowned at CAN’s consistent agitation against anything Islamic- Islamic law(sharia),Islamic banking, Islamic finance(sukuk),hijab etc adding that such attitude will sound a death knell on the Nigerian Inter-religious Council (NIREC) which sought to promote peaceful co existence, understanding and harmony in the country.

Despite the fact that the use of hijab by any willing Muslim woman or girl is their fundamental right, the bigots under the cover of CAN hate Islam with passion not minding the unprecedented benefits of hijab to its users and Islamic banking and finance to the country as in Sukuk which has been used to fund several road projects in Nigeria. One then wonders if CAN will urge its members not to ply those roads.

The latest attitude shows that the Christians have been uncomfortable walking on the streets and being neighbours with muslims who adorn hijabs in our communities and other public places like markets and motor parks.


Religion should promote decency,modesty and morality not the opposite but with CAN, it is the other way.We therefore wish to query the Christian body what it will lose if hijab bill is passed”.


We want to admonish the antagonists of hijab to imbibe the teachings of love your neighbour as yourself and therefore borrow a leaf from the Baptist College of Australia which in September 2019 changed its dress code to accommodate the hijab wearing students.


For the records, hijab is our God given right and like a moving train no force no matter how powerful it might be can stop it. The antagonists would rather swallow their shame than to serve as stumbling block to the Muslim women’s right to assert their religious identity and dress code as they wish to.

MUSLIMS HAVE SPOKEN, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

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