The Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressive Union, IEDPU, has condemned the proposed protest by some residents of Ilorin, billed for Monday over the controversial hijab challenge permitted by the state authorities.
The union warned that protest at this level may very well be hijacked by hoodlums and consequently changed into violence.
An announcement in Ilorin by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Abubakar Imam, on behalf of the Nationwide President, Alhaji Aliyu Otta Uthman, described the proposed protest “as a joke taken too far.”
It additional considered the proposed protest as an “Pointless show of ignorance laced with vanity and ethnocentrism by those that are out to perpetuate tyranny and injustice.”
The union ” Urged those that should not comfy with the place of the Kwara State authorities to ahead their grievances to the suitable organs of presidency as an alternative of resorting to illegality or self-help.”
Whereas appreciating the rights of anybody or group to precise their grievances on any challenge, the union stated “The individuals of Ilorin Emirate, are a lot unclear as to the need of the proposed protest, even supposing the choice of the state authorities on the matter, was not at variance with widespread sense, the availability of the 1999 structure and the universally applauded judgement of the Courtroom of Enchantment.”
It referred to as on the individuals and residents of the state to be cautious of provocative actions and the attendant disruptions of peace and tranquillity of the state over what it described as “A forgone challenge.”
DAILY POST remembers that some Christian denominations beneath the umbrella of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, had kicked in opposition to the place of the state authorities’s legalisation of using hijab in faculties within the state.
In addition they demanded the return of Christian mission faculties to their homeowners and referred to as out their members for a protest to drive dwelling their calls for on Monday.
Other than the CAN management within the state, the Baptist Convention and ECWA church of Ilorin District had addressed newsmen on totally different events to reject the federal government’s place on the legalisation of hijab in faculties.
Nevertheless, Muslim stakeholders within the state have urged the state authorities to face by the rule of legislation in taking a last choice on the hijab challenge.
An announcement by the Chairman, Alhaji Is-haq Abdulkarim and Secretary, Professor Ibrahim Abikan, stated the state chapter of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, which engaged the state authorities in a authorized battle on the possession of the grant-aided faculties since 2013, misplaced its two instances each on the Ilorin excessive court docket in 2016 and court docket of attraction in 2019.