Lagos State Government has said it did not ban the use of of hijab in public schools across the state. Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye who was reacting to a report in one of the Lagos/Ogun newspapers said the report is incorrect, sensational and out of context.
Also speaking on the subject, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Remi Ibirogba, said the government is still making wide consultations on the issue and will only come up with a position after exhausting all the avenues that will allow for a peaceful resolution of the matter.
To avoid a needless heightening of tension, the Commissioner advised people of the state, particularly Muslim faithful, not to allow people with diabolic intention to trivialize the issue and advised media practitioners to avoid sensationalism and inflammatory statement in their reportage of government activities so as not to create unnecessary confusion and misrepresentation of government position.
Ibirogba explained that government was still meeting with the stakeholders on the issue as explained by Mrs. Oladunjoye and has neither banned nor disallowed hijab in public schools.