Ogun State League of Imams and Alfas asked all female Muslim students in the state to begin wearing hijab in public schools.
The development comes after its December meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
The state’s Islamic leaders said the declaration for the use of the hijab in public schools in the state came after a recent meeting with the state government about the need for their female children to wear hijabs to complement their school uniforms.
The league said in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Sheikh Tajudeen Adewunmi, on Tuesday that the use of hijab will begin on January 9, 2023, when students return for their second term.
The league also said only “desiring and willing female Muslim students could wear a white-coloured shoulder-length cape Hijab as they resume for the second term of the 2022-2023 academic session on Monday, January 9, 2023, and henceforth without any fear of molestation or punishment.”