The lead anchor of a popular talk show, Your View on TV Continental, Morayo Afolabi-Brown has called for a cessation to the incessant discrimination against female students in Hijab.
Morayo, in a terse statement on her instagram page issued shortly after some Christians in Ilorin opposed the Kwara State government’s directive on reopening of the 10 affected schools on Wednesday, insisting that they will not allow the use of Hijab in what they termed ‘missionary schools’.
Muslim News had earlier reported how a irate mob of Christian faithful stormed Surulere Baptist Secondary School and C&S College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin to stop the Muslim girls in Hijab from entering the school premises.
Morayo Afolabi-Brown, Lead Host, @YourViewTVC, wades into the Ilorin, Kwara State #Hijab controversy, says #hijablivesmatter.
——-#EndHijabophobia #Hijabophobia #Hijabites #Islam #Muslims #Media #YourViewTVC pic.twitter.com/9v8ugebsLg
— Muslim News Nigeria (@muslimnews_NG) March 17, 2021
Morayo-Brown, not pleased with the development, particularly the actions of the Christian community in the State of Harmony said, in the social media post, “I can’t believe the blatant and audacious discrimination against hijabites.”
Using the hashtag, #hijablivesmatter, the lead host of the popular TV programme asked, “Someone should explain to me how what you wear, will water down the traditional and orthodox principles of your institution?”
The ace broadcaster, who is a Christian, added: “I attend a school that is unapologetic about its Christian values, yet we have a hijabite in my class. That person chose to attend the school and their values do not change or obstruct the practice of her own religion.”
Morayo called on the Kwara State government and the Christian Association of Nigeria, Kwara State chapter to nip the intolerance towards the Hijab which she described as “madness” in the bud.
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