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Kwara approves hijab for govt-aided Christian schools

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The Kwara State Government has announced the usage of veil for Muslim females in Christian-established, but state government grant-aided secondary schools in the state.

The announcement was made in a statement, yesterday, by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Professor Mamma Sabah Jibril.

But former secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Olusola Ajolore, faulted the decision, urging calm among the Christian faithful, disclosing that CAN would use “all the lawful means possible” to take back the schools from the government.

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Besides, sources said the development would form the fulcrum of the agenda of the Quarterly Meeting of the state chapter of CAN today in Ilorin, the state capital.

According to Jibril: “Sequel to recent developments in our state over the status of the hijab in public/grant-aided schools, the state government has consulted widely with thought leaders and leaders of both Muslim and Christian communities with a view to clarifying issues and reaching a consensus.

“The last of such meetings was held on Wednesday February 24, presided by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.

“At least 10 schools of interest were earlier shut down to maintain peace and public order, as well as prevent mischief makers from taking undue advantage of the development. 

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