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CAN urges National Assembly to suspend bill on hijab


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the leadership of the National Assembly to suspend a bill before the House of Representatives seeking to institutionalise the use of hijab in the country.

It said the bill is ill-timed and uncalled for.

“The bill titled: ‘Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2021’ is seeking to provide a mechanism for enforcing certain provisions of the Constitution and other international laws that recognise the right of female to adorn hijab in public and private establishments.

“We wonder what the sponsors of the bill seek to gain from it other than to compound the security problem and the wearing of hijab in public and Christian schools,” CAN said.

Credit: The Nation

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