Traditional Worshippers Appeal to House of Reps to Drop Bill Seeking to Institutionalise Use of Hijab - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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The global head of Ifa priests, also called the Araba Agbaye, Chief Owolabi Aworeni has advised Kwara State Governor, Abdualrahman Abdulrazak against actions that might incite further violence in the state.

It would be recalled that the issue of hijab had incited violence in recent time in Kwara State. Christian mission schools have shut down in resistance against the move by the state Kwara State Government to enforce the use of hijab by Muslim students in the schools.

However, the Araba, represented by his deputy, the Araba Oluisese of Ibadan, Ifalere Odegbola, in an interview with journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital said, “We are appealing to Governor of Kwara State to take caution against steps that are capable of turning Kwara State and the entire country into crises.”

“Peace will reign supreme if religions generally are given pride of place. Let the Christian schools be, same for Muslim schools and schools for the traditional worshippers, without lording any religion over the other.”

“A traditional worshipper who decides to attend Christian school should imbibe the Christian practices and principles and ditto for a Christian child who chooses to attend a Muslim school. If he decides to attend the school, he has to abide by the practices.”

“It is wrong for a child who belongs to another faith to want to force his way through. The governor should desist from acts that can incite violence or civil disorderliness. Academics should not continue to get interrupted as we have it at the moment.”

“In the same vein, we are appealing to the National Assembly to drop the issue of use of hijab; we are warning that religious intolerance should not be allowed to polarise us as a people. Nigeria as a secular nation should be receptive to all religions and people should be free to practice their own faith without any interference.” He concluded.

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