The wife of the Vice President, Hajiya Amina Sambo, has called on women to imbibe the use of Hijab (head scarf) and dress decently to underscore their chastity.
Sambo made the call in Abuja on Saturday at the maiden “World Hijab Day” in Nigeria organised by the Coalition of Nigerian Muslim Women.
“The essence of hijab is to promote the dignity of women in modesty, which had been the norm in history, up until the later part of the past century.
“Modesty is a component in several world religions, particularly in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
“It may come as a surprise to many that it was not Islam that invented modesty or hijab; it existed in the laws of religions revealed before Islam’’, she said.
She added that it was very incumbent on Muslim women to use the hijab “because it’s a command from Allah.
“Muslim women are ordered by Allah to wear the hijab in order to cover the attractive dressing of the woman.
“This is for honour and to protect them rather than an act of oppression’’, she added.
She said the subject of Islamic dressing was very important for all Muslim women, especially the youths who were constantly faced with peer pressure and all sorts of indecency all in the name of fashion.
Sambo enjoined Muslim mothers to continue to teach and nurture their daughters and sisters on the proper mode of dressing that conforms with the dictates of Islam.
According to her, the hijab protects women from all forms of sexual harassment and abuse, especially in the kind of society we live in today.
She commended the organisers of the event and called for its replication in the 36 states of the federation.
Earlier, the wife of the FCT Minister, Hajia Aisha Mohammed, said that wearing hijab does not in any way stop one from being a professional.
Mohammed stressed the need for more enlightenment on the use of hijab, adding that the concept was mostly misunderstood by non-Muslims.
Khairat Gwadabe, as Mother of the day, said the use of hijab did not prevent her from being a politician and called on young women not to feel constrained with its use.
The event was attended by reverend sisters from the Catholic Women Centre who also pledged their support to the use of hijab and decent dressing by women.
Rev. Sister Agatha Chikelu said Catholics also use the hijab, although they call it “Habit”.
Chikelu said decent dressing was very key to the social re-engineering of Nigeria as a nation.
The event saw young and old Muslim women dressed in different shades of colours and sizes of hijab to the admiration of the audience. (NAN)
Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.
The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.
Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.
The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”
Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun!
My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.
Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer in sha Allah. May Allah forgive & be Merciful to her.
— Isa Ali Pantami, PhD (@DrIsaPantami) November 23, 2020
Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.
The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.
The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.
Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.
He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.
Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims
Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.
According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.
Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.
The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.
He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.
Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.
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