Lagos Has Not Banned Hijab In Public Schools – Commissioner


Lagos State Government says it has not banned the use of Hijab in public schools.

In a statement on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lateef Ibirogba, the government said it was still making wide consultations on the issue.

Ibirogba added that the government would come up with a position after exhausting all the avenues that would allow for a peaceful resolution of the matter.

“To avoid a needless heightening of tension, Lagosians, particularly the Muslim faithful, are advised not to allow people with diabolic intentions to trivialise the issue of sustaining the peaceful coexistence among diverse groups in the state.

“Contrary to reports, government was still meeting with the stakeholders on the issue as explained by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Olayinka Oladunjoye, and has, thus, not banned or disallowed Hijab in public schools.

“What Olayinka explained at the briefing was that the government had held meetings with some key stakeholders and would still consult widely before taking a position,” Ibirogba said.


  1. Shameless n hypocritical govt., d commissioner of edu made it clear hijab is banned,so wat rubbish is ds stupid buffoon saying. Who’re d stake holder dey met w b4 n who’re dey meeting w again? Liars