Critics Can Keep Talking, Miss Nigeria Crown Already On My Head —Shatu Garko Blows Hot

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Shatu Garko, the forty fourth Miss Nigeria, has slammed those that criticised her for collaborating within the magnificence pageant as a result of she is a Muslim.

The 18-year-old hijab-wearing queen mentioned although critics might proceed to speak, the Miss Nigeria crown is already on her head and there may be nothing she will do about it.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Commander General of the Kano Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, mentioned that the Sharia Police would invite the mother and father of Garko for permitting her to take part within the Miss Nigeria pageant on December 17, 2021 on the Landmark Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.

Garko, who wore a hijab throughout the pageant, had gained the wonder pageant and took dwelling the prize of N10m, one-year residency in a luxurious house, model new automotive, and plenty of model ambassadorship alternatives.

However, the Hisbah boss mentioned Garko’s participation is unlawful and unknown to Islam, including that the mother and father of {the teenager} can be invited in order that different girls gained’t mannequin after Garko.

The Director of the Muslim Rights Concern, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, had additionally backed the Hisbah Board’s choice to grill the mother and father of Garko, saying the wonder pageant just isn’t totally different from tv actuality present, Big Brother Naija.

But some northern activists together with Aisha Yesufu, and Shehu Sani had roasted the Hisbah Board over the deliberate invitation and the Board later disowned the plan.

Speaking in an interview on Friday, Garko mentioned, “No one has called me but I’ve gotten so many comments and DMs that ‘I was naked’, ‘I’m doing the wrong thing.”

“Honestly, Nigerians like judging people. Many people said the president paid for me to get the crown; others said my state governor paid to get crowned. Some people said my parents paid Miss Nigeria for me to get crowned but that’s not true,” she instructed BBC Pidgin.

“Some people who are not even Muslims said that I’m spoiling the Miss Nigeria culture. Honestly, I don’t reply them, I don’t say anything, I just move on. The crown is already on my head so there is nothing I can do,” she added.

The teenager mentioned she hopes to make use of her crown to “eliminate menstrual poverty and educate young girls on menstrual hygiene”.

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