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Hijab controversy: Kwara Anglican Communion seeks peaceful resolution, advises government

The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Ecclesiastical Province of Kwara State, has known as for a peaceable decision of the Hijab controversy affecting the State.

To attain this, the church suggested the Kwara Authorities to revisit the unique doc stating the phrases of the partnership with grant-aided mission colleges.

The church additionally known as on the Kwara Home of Meeting to intervene and be sure that peace reigned within the State.

This was contained in a press release by the Archbishop of Kwara, the Most Rev. Israel Amoo, and made accessible to NAN in Ilorin on Saturday.

The assertion added that the Supreme Court docket is but to rule on the problem regarding the colleges.

“Our consideration has been directed to the present controversy on using hijab in Christian Missionary colleges in Kwara and the attendant problems and conflicts,” the assertion learn partly.

“We consider that the best want of any society is peace and concord, particularly in a state christened because the State of Concord and the place that is compromised, it’s a harmful pattern.

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“The Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, in Kwara State, held a number of consultations with the state authorities and subsequently made the place of the house owners of the Christian colleges recognized in very clear and unambiguous phrases.

“We completely align with the place of CAN and restate that we don’t enable using hijab in our colleges, because it negates our perception and doctrinal rules, on which the faculties had been based within the first place.

“These colleges have been in existence for a few years, we even study on good authority that the incumbent government Governor of Kwara attended certainly one of them.

“Through the years, Christian and Muslim college students have been co-existing therein with out acrimony on non secular bias. Why are we now creating this downside to warmth up the polity unnecessarily.

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“Moreover, we’re conscious that there’s a matter within the Supreme Court docket regarding these colleges, as law-abiding residents, we ought to keep up the established order pending the result of the matter.

“We, subsequently, counsel as follows: That the Kwara authorities ought to revisit the unique doc stating the phrases of the partnership which the state authorities envisaged in 1974.

“That the Kwara authorities ought to return to the negotiating desk with all stakeholders because it’s all the time higher to “Jaw jaw than to war-war”.

“We attraction to the Kwara authorities, the state Commissioner of Police and different safety outfits within the state to show absolute neutrality and be sure that peace and safety prevail with out favouritism or nepotism,” it stated.

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