MURIC commends Soludo over ban on mini-skirts
Says it has been vindicated
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State over ban on the use of mini-skirts by schoolgirls in public and private schools.
Recall that as schools resumed last Tuesday, the state government said it has banned wearing of short skirts by female students in schools. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh, said the ban was for both public and private schools in the state.
Reacting to the development, MURIC argued that the ban is in consonance with clamour for hijab by Muslim groups in Nigeria. This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of the human rights group, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, yesterday.
The statement reads: “The governor of Anambra, Charles Soludo, announced a ban on the use of miniskirts by school girls in public and private schools on Monday, September 19, 2022. We are in support of the development. It is forward-looking, dynamic and patriotic.
“This is one of the ways of knowing genuine statesmen, as opposed to ordinary politicians whose attention is only on the next election. Statesmen think of the nation, whereas politicians think of the next election. Soludo has elected the former and acted in the interest of the girl-child, morality and discipline.”
“This is worthy of emulation by other state governors. There is no doubt that the present school uniforms are provocative. They constitute danger to schoolgirls. We must protect the innocent girl-child from the prying eyes of sexually pervasive men.
“The problem with our society and many parts of the world today is the contradictions in our lives. On the one hand, we claim we detest rape, but on the other hand, we encourage indecent dressing in form of body hugs, front and back cleavages and hot pants. Women now dress to kill; yet we expect victims to just die without lifting a finger. How realistic is this?”