President Muhammadu Buhari has called for compulsory inclusion of religious studies in the school curriculum in the country while presenting a speech at the end of Qur’an recitation held in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, said that the call has become imperative considering its importance in inculcating mor*l-right behaviour in the life of people in the society.
He explained that religious study in the school curriculum would inculcate good mor*l behaviour in the students and change the life for good.
Adamu, who also cleared the air on the issue of wearing Hijab, said President Muhammadu Buhari has not said anything against the wearing of Hijab, adding that President Buhari would not like to say anything that would go against the religion, saying the President is a respecter of religion.
He explained that the wearing of Hijab would only be resisted from public places to expose those that use it to explode bombs in the public domain.
Earlier in his key note address, the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar applauded the organisers of the Qur’an recitation and added that the Qur’anic recitation would help inculcate good mor*l behaviour to the believers
He called on Muslims to pray for peace in the country for development to strive.
Also speaking, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura who served as the host explained that the aim of Quran recitation is to inculcate the word of the Holy Qur’an into the mine of Muslims in order to promote peace in the society.
Al-Makura who condemn the act of Boko Haram that used the name of Islam to perpetrated their dreaded act called for it stoppage for peace to reint in the country.