Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has lashed out on the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, for referring to missionnary colleges within the nation as Christian establishments.
MURIC additionally attacked the Christian group for kicking towards the hijab invoice titled ‘Non secular Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Invoice 2021’ which scaled by way of the second studying within the Home of Representatives on Tuesday.
CAN had in its assertion signed by its secretary, Joseph Daramola, opposed the invoice, insisting that legislating the sporting of hijab in colleges would result in bother.
CAN warned that sponsors of the invoice might not be capable to deal with the difficulty it could convey, including that the invoice is ill-timed and uncalled for.
Nonetheless, MURIC described CAN’s assertion as conservative and reactionary, urging the Home to go forward with the invoice as it isn’t designed for hijab rights alone.
MURIC famous in a press release signed by its director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, that the invoice additionally goals at liberating Nigerian employees and ladies from discrimination.
In keeping with MURIC, “CAN is just not speaking about morality, legality and justice in its opposition to the invoice. CAN is just not fascinated by whether or not it’s proper or mistaken.
“The one factor CAN is fascinated by is to impose its personal whims and caprices on the lawmakers by threatening hearth and brimstone.
“Think about CAN’s phrases, ‘We aren’t towards the sporting of hijab in public and Islamic colleges however our colleges shouldn’t be included until these states are in search of bother’.
“CAN refers to missionary colleges which have been taken over by the Gowon decree of 1974 as ‘our colleges’. That may be a misnomer. These colleges ceased to be missionary colleges a very long time in the past.
“CAN will subsequently be dwelling in self-denial if it continues to seek advice from them as ‘our colleges’”. MURIC mentioned.
The group additional warned the apex Christian group towards utilizing what it described as a extremely flamable phrase ‘bother,’ however ought to somewhat discuss equity, fairness and justice and cease attempting to scare the lawmakers.
MURIC mentioned that despite the fact that CAN’s assertion was filled with threats, it was not bordered, and insisted that that is the best time for feminine Muslim college students to realize their freedom.
The rights group lamented that through the years, feminine Muslim college students have been handled cruelly by Christian lecturers over hijab and this referred to as for the invoice.
MURIC accused CAN of being averse to alter whilst democracy has gone digital, including that the Christian organisation needs to pull Nigerians again into darkness.