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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Muslim female civil servants in Osun State insist on wearing Hijab for data capturing

Charms Ltd, a private firm in charge of the ongoing data capturing of Osun State civil servants, has been accused of denying female Muslims their “right to freedom of religion and dressing”.
Some of the female workers, who spoke to Channels TV, alleged that the agency was forcing them to remove their head cover for data capturing.

One of those who claimed to have been a victim said she was asked to open her head which she declined and her refusal to remove the hijab made the agency deny her the right to do the screening.
"I explained to them that I’ve been doing screening and I’ve never been forced to open my hijab," she said.
Another woman who claimed to be a staff of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, LAUTECHTH, stated that she was sent away because she refused to remove her hijab.
"Some sisters complied and they opened their hijab but because I did my National Identity Card and Voters Card, nobody asked me to open my hijab. That is why I refused," she said. "They didn’t attend to me till I left after 5PM on Monday. I think the Governor should call them to order and stop humiliating us."
Another staff of the state government, who simply identified herself as Rahmat, said:
 "I don’t know why I would compromise my religion because of mere data capturing that I’ve been doing for a long time. I believed that Chams was appointed by the government to screen and not to humiliate Muslims. I would not take it easy if they insist that I should remove my hijab because I will still go back,"
It was gathered that the LAUTECH Muslim community has taken over the issue as their Chairman reportedly said that they were ready to take up the case officially if the complaints persist.

Meanwhile, the head of Chams Ltd in Osogbo has also promised that the Muslims and others would be allowed to do the capturing without uncovering their hair.
Source: Channels TV

25 comments:

OSINANL said...

IMAGINE RUBBISH!

"I don’t know why I would compromise my religion because of mere data capturing that I’ve been doing for a long time"

THESE EXTREMISTS SHOULD GO WORK IN THEIR MOSQUE NAH

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Muslims again.another reason why Nigeria is backward.ANY HEADLINE U SAW MUSLIM ON IT IS EITHER THEY KILL,DISOBEY OR LIE. Must they attach their religion on any thing huh?. There is time for every thing a time to worship and a time for business. THE FUNNIEST THING ABOUT THESE MONSTER IS THAT THEY DO WORST THAN DEVIL UPON ALL THEIR DECEPTION OF SO CALLED PEACEFUL RLEGION. I am not surprise they will allow her afterall terrorist bullhari is incharge.






















#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Muslims again.another reason why Nigeria is backward.ANY HEADLINE U SAW MUSLIM ON IT IS EITHER THEY KILL,DISOBEY OR LIE. Must they attach their religion on any thing huh?. There is time for every thing a time to worship and a time for business. THE FUNNIEST THING ABOUT THESE MONSTER IS THAT THEY DO WORST THAN DEVIL UPON ALL THEIR DECEPTION OF SO CALLED PEACEFUL RLEGION. I am not surprise they will allow her afterall terrorist bullhari is incharge.






















#sad indeed

SMALL CHOPS EMPIRE 08031156936, 335B0156 said...

Goodluck to them.

Anonymous said...

Abeg if na kind jihad wey dey 4 dis pix u Wan carry take d pix u r foolish then.where is your face then.

Vivian Reginalds said...

SMH
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

MyPersonalOpinion said...

The argument is not reasonable enough. The covering will still give room for impersonation.

I am MPO and this is just My Personal Opinion


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Anonymous said...

Haba.. With the Hijab, data capturing makes no sense again.


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scrummies scrummies said...

Rubbish. Were u born with hijab? Is it only ur eyes that will be captured? Is it only ur eyes that they can use 2 identify u? If u have issue with it head or face why nt tell d doctor 2 treat u through d hijab. SMH

Anonymous said...

BUT WHAT IS IN THE HIJAB YOU CANNOT REMOVE FOR WHAT YOU NEED IF IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU YOU WILL REMOVE IT. IF YOU ARE SICK TO THE POINT OF DEATH WILL YOU HAVE STRENGTH TO COMPLAIN OR IF ITS AN ACCIDENT UNDER EMERGENCY WILL YOU COMPLAIN. WE SHOULD NOT TAKE THIS THING TOO FAR LIKE THIS, YOU WERE NOT BORN WITH IT. REMOVING IT DOES NOT MEAN YOUR RIGHT OR RELIGION HAS BEEN COMPROMISE. LET US BE CIVIL.

Anonymous said...

How can you do capturing with ur head covered? What then is captured? Think with ur head

Anonymous said...

Where is freeborn? I miss his comments.

NikkyDee said...

The people who object shouldnt work as civil servants cause they obviously dont understand what 'data capturing' means.

Anonymous said...

Nonsense people

Anonymous said...

Lol

Anonymous said...

Would they tell a reverend sister to remove her head covering? Be careful with your utrances pls.

OSINANL said...

😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Stephen Adesanya said...

Your face is needed not your eyes

Anonymous said...

This tells you how insanethis ppl are. 10 century ppl in this 21st century.

Anonymous said...

And when they apply for a US visa wouldn't they take off the Hijab? Silly women. Fanatics.

Anonymous said...

Shout up SW hypocrate. Who told you that a reverend sister is as dogmatic as you conquered slaves. Where it requires them to remove their head Vail they will do it and not cause problem. How dear you compare evil to good.

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Godson said...

Men. Islam........Really enslaving...

Anonymous said...

My mom is a Christian and like to tie scarf even to her office. She opens her hair in most passport pictures I've seen and it doesn't change anything or make her a sinner. Religion shouldn't enslave us. Open hair for data capture, what's the big deal about that?

fiona oto said...

I agree with you....if there must cover their head fine cover your head and leave your faces for capture. I have Muslim friends who have done this and the removed the coverings from their faces and put them on later it didn't make them less of a Muslim. Please let's stop bringing religion into everything. Islam and Christianity was brought to us from other lands the way we take it you think we the founding fathers. Smh

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