Hijab has been described as a symbol of inclusiveness and freedom which needs to be protected.
The guest lecturer at this year’s Hijab day celebration held in Akure , Mrs Shakirat Alliu stated this at the event organised by the federation of Muslim women association of Nigeria , FOMWAN ,Ondo State.
Speaking on the theme – Hijab is our crown not a crime , Mrs Alliu called on government and its relevant ministries, agencies and institutions to end the discrimination against hijab-wearing Muslims.
Also speaking, the Iya Sunna of Akureland, Dr Munirat Ogunlayi emphasized on creating more awareness for mutual respect among global citizens and to disclaim bigotry and prejudice against Muslim women.
As part of the event marking the world Hijab day , The state Chairman of FOMWAN ,Alhaja Medinat Omikunle led members on Awareness trek from central mosque oba Adesida road to Adegbemile in Akure while there was also Koran recitation by some schools children and presentation of awards
The World Hijab Day marked every February 1st is celebated to galvanise support for hijab wearing, campaign against its prohibition, and speak against the maltreatment of users across the world.