Nigeria’s Kwara state on Tuesday reaffirmed its stance of allowing Muslim girls to wear hijab in public schools.
The state government released a policy statement declaring it will not tolerate any form of religious bigotry at educational institutions.
Authorities met with Muslim and Christian leaders over the headscarf issue.
State Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu said “allowing willing Muslim schoolgirls to wear the hijab in all public schools, including grant-aided ones, is binding.”
She called on Muslim and Christian leaders to allow peace to reign in the state.
The government announced last year it would allow Muslim female students to wear hijab in all schools in Kwara.