The Northern states chapter of the Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN) has bemoaned the harassment of their members – female Muslim corps members – who are being forced to remove their hijab (head covering) during orientation.
According to the Amir of the North-Central zone of MCAN, Muhammad Lawal Yusuf, their members are subjected to humiliation in South-Eastern part of the country as many of them are on the verge of being sent out of their accommodation.
This, he said on Sunday in Ilorin, Kwara state capital, when the representative of the association paid a courtesy visit on the Sarkin Malamai of Ilorin, Justice Abdulkadir Orire.
The Amir added that they are at the judge’s home to present some of their challenges to him being one of the founding fathers of MCAN.
He also disclosed other challenges facing the association; lack of finance to carry out their programmes, lack of accommodation and refusal to allow female corp members to wear their hijab.