The Christian group in Ilorin has vowed to proceed their protest in opposition to the usage of hijab by Muslim women within the ten mission faculties closed down by the State authorities.

A reputable supply throughout the state chapter of the Christian Affiliation of Nigeria, CAN, who most popular to not be named, knowledgeable DAILY POST in Ilorin on Thursday, that the physique will proceed the motion till the calls for introduced to the State authorities are realised.

“Following a gathering held by CAN, with church leaders and proprietors of the affected grant aided mission faculties, held on Wednesday night at St Barnabas church in Ilorin, to assessment place vis-a-vis the happenings, their resolve was to proceed occupation of the ten faculties in the present day, Thursday to withstand the enforcement of the usage of hijab,” the supply disclosed.

Recall {that a} bloody conflict erupted on Wednesday on the Surulere Baptist College in Ilorin, because the ten mission faculties closed down by the state authorities over hijab controversy, have been directed to renew lessons.

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Christian devoted and workers of the college stopped Muslim women in hijab gown code from coming into the college resulting in a violent conflict between Muslims and Christians.

A number of individuals have been injured within the conflict with the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, interesting for peace and concord among the many actors concerned within the matter.

He additionally cautioned in opposition to any spiritual disaster of any variety within the State.

Nevertheless, the Christian group has vowed to guard their property and be sure that the mission faculties have been returned to their authentic house owners, whereas resisting the usage of hijab of their faculties.

The state authorities, has additionally vowed that the hijab difficulty has come to remain in accordance with the dictates of the Nigerian structure and state legal guidelines.

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A press release by the Secretary to the state authorities, Professor Mamman Saba Jibril, stated whereas reacting to Wednesday’s improvement that “the state authorities took management of the colleges in 1974 and has managed their affairs, which embrace funding and staffing.”

He declared that arguments that the colleges nonetheless belong to both Muslim or Christian missionaries have been flatly rejected in courtroom.

The assertion was titled ‘Correcting misconceptions about missionary faculties and hijab in Kwara state’.

The take over of the colleges, Professor Jibril argued, was backed by varied state legal guidelines, particularly the Kwara State Schooling Regulation of 1996 (CAP E1 of the legal guidelines of Kwara state).

“These legal guidelines are very clear in regards to the standing of those faculties and the foundations guiding them.

“Such guidelines embrace pluralism within the recruitment of scholars and lecturers. These faculties, being public owned, are to stick to insurance policies of the federal government,” he added.


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