Kwara State chapter of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, has rejected the state authorities’s legalisation and approval of using hijab in colleges within the State.
The physique additionally demanded the return of all Christian mission grant-aided colleges to their authentic house owners, noting that “many of the colleges have church buildings beside them and pointless trespass could result in breakdown of regulation and order.”
A communique issued by the physique in Ilorin, rejected and condemned in robust phrases the approval of the hijab in colleges, arguing that “if allowed to remain, it can trigger discrimination and permit terrorists to simply establish their youngsters and wards.”
The communique known as on Christians within the State to occupy all grant-aided colleges to stop what it described as “forceful take over by the federal government.”
The communique signed by the state secretary and the Director Authorized and Publicity, Rev. Reuben Ibitoye and Apostle Shina Ibiyemi, respectively, was issued on the finish of plenary assembly of Kwara CAN, proprietors of grant aided colleges, heads of bloc, heads of various denominations, amongst others held at St Joseph Catholic church, Taiwo Street, Ilorin.
The Secretary, Nigerian Baptist Convention, Rev. Dr. Victor Adebayo, mentioned the Christian physique will make use of each authorized means to defend its religion and properties.
The rejection of the state authorities’s place is coming barely hours after the pronouncement of its approval for using hijab.
“In precept and apply, colleges established by the Christian physique are mission grant aided colleges and never basic public colleges, as such, can’t technically be Islamised beginning with using hijab,” the physique declared.
Recall that the state authorities in a press release by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Professor Mamman Saba Jibril, on Thursday night time, accepted using hijab in Christian grant-aided colleges within the State and endorsed freedom of worship.
The federal government additionally promised to arrange a technical committee to look into the demand for the return of mission colleges to their house owners, simply because it directed that the ten colleges shut down over hijab problem be reopened to start courses in March.
Kwara CAN rejects govt’s approval of hijab in colleges