MSSN commends Lagos court’s ruling on hijab


The Amir of the Muslims Students Society of Nigeria, B-Zone, Alhaji Mushafau Kehinde Alaran, has applauded the recent court ruling in Lagos State granting permission to female Muslim students in public schools to wear hijab to class.
Alaran said that the MSSN was delighted with the favourable decision of the court on the hijab issue, adding, “We are happy with the judgment. It made us to believe in Nigeria judiciary”.
The Amir said this in Abeokuta during the Grand Finale of the MSSN, Ogun State Unit’s maiden secondary schools competition.
He, therefore, urged all the governors to allow the use of hijabs in public schools in  their states, stressing that there shouldn’t have been any form of agitation before the students could be allowed to wear hijab to school.
Alaran said, “Don’t allow us to agitate before we can wear it (hijab); don’t allow us to agitate to know our rights, because wearing it, is our right”.
The MSSN enjoined all Nigerians to be tolerant, noting, “The society is going into disarray because we fail to follow the instruction and we exhibit disrespect to our creator”.
He also appealed to the teachers to instill good morals in their students.
The cleric said that the MSSN was totally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari in his anti-corruption fight, appealing to all Nigerians to be patient with the administration.
“We appreciate the anti-graft war of this administration. We want all and sundry to imbibe it. Let us be patient with him in his move to ensure an egalitarian society. What the President is fighting is a culminated situation; moreover Rome was not built in a day. We must all exercise caution to feel the impact of good governance,” he said.
On the elongation of the Eid- el-Filtri celebrations, Alaran said, “Muslims are not lazy, we are assiduous. We should not be castigated for whatever reason. I implore all the people to abide with whatever is preached in churches and mosques”.
Alaran also urged all the nations of the world to embrace peace.
“This is a global challenge. Let us allow peace to reign and do things with the fear of the Lord. Everybody will account for everything they have
done,” he said.
The Unit President, Alhaji Saheed Amisu, said that the MSSN National President, Malam Muhammad Jemeel, during the last National Executive Committee meeting in Minna, Niger State, identified the need to empower secondary schools.
Amisu said this was the rationale behind the staging of the competition, lamenting that the secondary school system, which used to be known for academic and moral excellence had now become a theatre for criminal activities.
He commended the Ogun State Government for its efforts towards the development of education and urged the Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration to expedite action on the completion of the model schools project.
The unit president also charged the state’s Ministry of Education to encourage moral education in schools in the state, insisting, “MSSN believes that this effort will go a long way in encouraging our young ones to stand for academic excellence”.