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S-West Muslim leaders condemn hijab enforcement in Osun

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By Ola Ajayi

Ibadan—AN umbrella body of all Muslim organisations in the South West geopolitical zone, Muslim Ummah of South West, yesterday called on some of its members who attempted to enforce wearing of hijab on two private schools in Osun State to desist from the act saying they should leave the enforcement of the court order to the state government.

The apex Muslim organisation, through its Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dawud Noibi said yesterday in Ibadan, while speaking with newsmen, that it would not support such action.

He said, “as reported in the media last week, we learnt of the attempt by some Muslim parents and clerics to enforce the court order on hijab at St. Charles High School and Ife Oluwa Middle School, both in Osogbo, Osun State.

“We wish to use this medium to state that the action of those Muslims does not enjoy the support of the leadership of MUSWEN. No citizen has the right to take the law into his hands.”

“We believe that barring any attempt to frustrate the enforcement of the court order, the government possesses the power to enforce all laws”.

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