Hijab crisis: Kwara CAN demands return of Christian schools

The Christian group in Kwara State has described the short-term closure of ten grant-aided Christian faculties within the Ilorin metropolis as unfair and improper.

At a particular assembly and prayer session organised by the state Christian Affiliation of Nigeria on Sunday, to hunt God’s intervention in some protracted points, the physique additionally demanded the return of Christian faculties to the homeowners and no hijab costume code in Christian faculties.

Of their remarks, Rev. J. A. Dada, President, Kwara Baptist Conference and Rev. Reuben Ibitoye, state Secretary of CAN, mentioned Christians in Kwara State are making two key calls for.

“The return of our faculties and that no use of hijab in our faculties.”

They mentioned, ” CAN doesn’t need the faculties to lose the id of being constructed and owned by church buildings.”

Barrister Shina Ibiyemi, CAN’s authorized Advisor, who gave the authorized angle of the controversy, defined that there was by no means anytime the hijab subject was a topic of competition in a legislation court docket within the state.

He described the closure of the ten faculties as “An try to drive Co-proprietors of the faculties to concede the utilization of hijab.”

DAILY POST remembers that ten authorities grant-aided Christian faculties had been shut quickly closed in Ilorin final week, to avert breakdown of legislation and order following the face-off triggered by the problem of hijab between Muslim and Christian communities in faculties.

In the meantime, the state authorities on Sunday, mentioned the ten faculties will stay shut pending the announcement of its place on using the Muslim headcover within the faculties.

Secretary to the State Authorities, Professor Mamman Saba Jibril, in an announcement, mentioned, “That is to avert any breakdown of legislation and order whereas the federal government concludes consultations with related stakeholders.”

He urged members of the general public to stay calm and peaceable, as an official pronouncement of the federal government’s place is probably going this week.

The federal government additional “appealed to oldsters, officers and authorities on the affected faculties to keep up peace and keep away from making feedback or doing something that might trigger additional misunderstanding and warmth up the polity.”

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