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Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by oilPUSSY(f): 2:19pm On Apr 08
Hijab: We Will Push For Our Children To Wear Our Beads, Emblems In Schools, Organisations — Ifa Priest, Elebuibon

Ifa priest and Iconic writer, Oloye Yemi Elebuibon has stated that the adherents of the African traditional religions will push for a bill that will protect the rights of their children in schools and other organisations against religious sentiments.

Elebuibon, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Thursday said everyone should be allowed to put on their religious emblems whether hijabs, rosary or traditional beads.

This follows a report that states that the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, pending before the House of Representatives is seeking to compel the Armed Forces and para-military organisations to permit female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab.

Article 13(2) of the bill stated that “Any person employed in the security sector, whether within the military or paramilitary or otherwise, shall not be discriminated against on the ground of the exercise of his right to the manifestation of his religion in worship, teaching, practice and observance such as wearing religious emblem, head cover, or hijab in concomitant with the common uniform code or code of conduct in relation to the choice of colour, type, or design of such religious emblem, religious headcover or hijab.”

Elebuibon, in reaction, said it is a welcome development but should not be limited to hijabs alone. He said the rights and dignities of every Nigerian should be respected irrespective of their religious beliefs.

He alleged that African traditional religion adherents suffer harassment mostly from those of other religions at schools and other organisations.

According to him, some years ago, one of his sons, who had worn a protection bead to school was asked to remove it, refusal of which attracted punishment from the teacher.

Elebuibon said religious discrimination on Ifa worshippers is huge as they suffer in silence, mostly because of lack of their own schools and places of worships compared to the proliferation of such structures for Christianity and Islam in Nigeria.

He said Ifa adherents will push for a law that will protect traditional worshippers specifically from religious discriminations, harassments and threats they are faced with daily.

He said, “There have been cases where some of our children wear some of our emblems to schools and they get punished for it. One of my sons in school about five years ago wore one of the Ide Ifa beads to school, a teacher asked him to remove it and the boy refused because Ide Ifa is for protection not only for beauty, I had to go to the school and tell them that it is our own traditional way of dressing before the matter was resolved. When I went to my son's school, they stopped harassing him and I encourage every other person to do the same thing.

“This is an embarrassment for Ifa adherents that these imported religions have been giving to us, they don't need to mind all these. Let Muslims wear hijabs, let Babalawo wear their beads, let the Christians wear crucifix, I don't see any problem with that. It's only the traditional religious adherents that suffer because we don't have schools or places of worship like them. We are the ones who suffer in silence.

“It is a challenge for us, we have to build our own schools, churches so that each person can go to schools patterned after their religious beliefs, so we can avoid conflicts. We will push for a law that will protect traditional worshippers specifically.”

The Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, which has passed second reading at the House, was sponsored by the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Member representing Bida/Gbako/Katcha Federal Constituency, Saidu Abdullahi.

Article 13 of the bill titled, ‘Discrimination in employment in security and other sectors,’ prohibits the military from discriminating against anyone wearing a hijab.

Although the bill does not propose any fine or jail time for persons who discriminate against persons wearing hijab, it states that anyone who contravenes the section would have committed an offence.

It further states that the High Court will have original jurisdiction on such matters while the National Human Rights Commission shall have the power either on its own motion or upon a petition presented by an aggrieved person to investigate allegations of any violation of the provisions of the Bill within a reasonable time or not more than 30 days.

There have been crises in Osun, Oyo and more recently in Kwara over the wearing of hijab by Muslim pupils in primary and secondary schools, particularly in schools established by Christian missionaries but now funded and under the under the control of state governments.

http://saharareporters.com/2021/04/08/hijab-we-will-push-our-children-wear-our-beads-emblems-schools-organisations-%E2%80%94-ifa-priest

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by harmargedon: 3:52pm On Apr 08
That would be lovely.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by danietohbadt(m): 4:00pm On Apr 08
Loool.
Wahala wey get K-leg.

It's just so unfortunate that in this part of the world, we're more religious than the people that even brought religion to our door steps.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by orikoku: 4:03pm On Apr 08
Kojo in christian schools.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Judolisco(m): 4:03pm On Apr 08
Una go soon carry egungun enter Christian school... Baba dey right Sha make dem scrap uniform

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by tutudesz: 4:04pm On Apr 08
Waiting for other Traditional worshipers to make their own demand too undecided all religion have the same right to wear clothes associated with their Faith's.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Rebuke: 4:04pm On Apr 08
What have yhu to say our Muslim people?

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by pickatyou1: 4:04pm On Apr 08
Let nudist also allow their children come to school naked.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by OnyeOlokoro(m): 4:04pm On Apr 08
As long as it's permitted in the Northern and Western parts of Nigeria to commiserate Fulani&Yoruba as 1 , it Ok by Us

Here in the East, Its either u wear the school uniform without adding or removing anything to it or u leave our school and goto hell

we don't tolerate hypocrisy and nzuzu in the East

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Seyilome(m): 4:04pm On Apr 08
Nigeria is a zoo indeed.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by taiwoowiat: 4:04pm On Apr 08
shocked
Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Duplexxx: 4:04pm On Apr 08
Isoright

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by FatherOfJesus: 4:04pm On Apr 08
WHAT Is good for the goose also is Good for the gander.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by atarapa(m): 4:05pm On Apr 08
E don happen

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by popweezy(m): 4:06pm On Apr 08
abi na...make everybody dey mad abi

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by smile11s(m): 4:06pm On Apr 08
Pope Dey for Rome dey enjoy.
Imam dey for mosque dey gbadu with women.
My people dey suffer suffer.
Yeye dey smell abeg.

I support.

It is time we go back to our roots and start studying traditional and cultural beliefs.

We are here fighting over stupid hijabs or if to wear cross, when we should be more interested in exploring and understanding the strengths in our traditional beliefs and better our lives as Africans.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by superCleanworks(m): 4:06pm On Apr 08
of all the problems facing this country

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Macphenson: 4:07pm On Apr 08
Good.

Nobody has a monopoly of.madness. let every religion wear their regalia to school and court.

I know very well that the chief priest of Ala-Ogbaga ( a diety in Malaysia, Imo State) is a renowned seasoned and sound lawyer. I hope by this new development he will be allowed to appear in court in his regalia, trust me he won't loose a case.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Jig5aw(f): 4:07pm On Apr 08
This is wrong. State institutions and places of learning should neutral. Except it’s a school owned by a particular Faith.
A lot of people make biased decisions based on the faith they profess and we all know this. That’s why truly Democratic institutions separates State from Faith.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by ppogba: 4:09pm On Apr 08
I totally support them on this.

The two major religions are always thinking everything revolves around them.

Unfortunately, they ARE the cause of the problems in Naija.

Imagine someone sponsoring a bill that cadet soldiers should be wearing hijab as if that is our problem now?

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by emperorAY(m): 4:10pm On Apr 08
here we go again

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by jrusky(m): 4:11pm On Apr 08
Yes I support it since Muslim hate peaceful coexistence let the whole system scatter then.

Ifa or traditionalist children should be allow too to wear cowries and blood stained traditional wears and bring charm to school. No religion is bigger than other since Islam always love provoking peace of human existence.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by wisdom042(m): 4:11pm On Apr 08
Nigerians and religion wahala. You never read bandit news finish dem carry religious uniform come I just tire for the kind news wey I dey read dis days

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by samonak(m): 4:11pm On Apr 08
Toh! What is good for Bulus is also good for Bala.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Mindlog: 4:11pm On Apr 08
No be only Christians and Muslims dey Nigeria. cheesy

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by Grgton(m): 4:11pm On Apr 08
Another nonsense on display

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by OrdinaryNigeria(m): 4:12pm On Apr 08
ppogba:
I totally support them on this.

The two major religions are always thinking everything revolves around them.

Unfortunately, they ARE the cause of the problems in Naija.

Imagine someone sponsoring a bill that cadet soldiers should be wearing hijab as if that is our problem now?
I totally concur

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by sammyj: 4:12pm On Apr 08
This is where Kwara Hijab crisis will land us very soon !!! shocked shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by nedekid: 4:15pm On Apr 08
That was how the proverbial pandoras box was opened with sharia. Same thing is happening now with religious dress code.
Obviously we never learn.

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Re: Elebuibon: Let Our Children Wear Hijabs, Traditional Beads To Schools by PatriotExact(m): 4:15pm On Apr 08
I prefer to support this man more than the shitty MURIC.


He makes more sense.

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