Governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola yesterday said that his government has not authorized the use of hijab in any school in the state.
The governor made the statement during a visit to Baptist High School in Iwo at a peace meeting between the Muslim Community and Christian Community on a current religious crisis brewing in the school.
He noted that it was the court’s position that the status quo ante be maintained and until the case is determined, his government cannot take a position.
Aregbesola said “we are a product of the rule of law and this has guided all our actions. As we have said in the past, we have not approved the use of hijab in any school. Let me repeat this again for the hearing of mischief-makers who have been working tirelessly to bring religious war to our state.
“Those prompting chaos and conflagration in our state; those who have well established antecedent of violent behaviour; those sowing the seed of discord in our schools and community and inciting one religion against another, as we have said in the past, government did not at any time approve the use of hijab in any school, before the matter went to court. It is the court’s position that the status quo ante be maintained until the case is determined.
“Some people, goaded from hell are working to break our bond of unity by beating the drum of religious war. They will fail and only they and their families will dance to that evil beat,” the governor stressed.
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