Erstwhile National Publicity Secretary of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Anthony Sani has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ban girls from wearing hijab.
Speaking with The Punch, the northern elder also frowned at those labelling the President a dictator over the way he is spearheading the affairs of the nation.
Sani said Buhari’s actions since May 29 were democratic and not dictatorial as many had thought.
Speaking on the ban, he noted that young girls were now more frequently used by Boko Haram to carry out suicide bomb attacks in the North-East.
He said; “But given the fact that hard power of military cannot eradicate terrorism, and given that small girls use veils to cloak the explosives with which they blow themselves and some others up, as well as the fact that God has put religion for the benefit of man and not for Himself (God), I would suggest Mr. President should ban small girls from using hijab until Boko Haram has been defeated completely.”
“It is difficult to say at this time that President Buhari is exhibiting dictatorial tendencies in a democratic setting that is under the checks and balances of the legislature. I believe President Buhari knows that the problem of one-man show is not that it does not succeed, but because such strong men driven by force of personality are rare.”