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The Christian neighborhood in Kwara State has described the momentary closure of ten grant-aided Christian colleges within the Ilorin metropolis as unfair and mistaken.

At a particular assembly and prayer session organised by the state Christian Affiliation of Nigeria on Sunday, to hunt God’s intervention in some protracted points, the physique additionally demanded the return of Christian colleges to the house owners and no hijab gown code in Christian colleges.

Of their remarks, Rev. J. A. Dada, President, Kwara Baptist Conference and Rev. Reuben Ibitoye, state Secretary of CAN, mentioned Christians in Kwara State are making two key calls for.

“The return of our colleges and that no use of hijab in our colleges.”

They mentioned, ” CAN doesn’t need the colleges to lose the id of being constructed and owned by church buildings.”

Barrister Shina Ibiyemi, CAN’s authorized Advisor, who gave the authorized angle of the controversy, defined that there was by no means anytime the hijab concern was a topic of competition in a regulation court docket within the state.

He described the closure of the ten colleges as “An try and pressure Co-proprietors of the colleges to concede the utilization of hijab.”

DAILY POST remembers that ten authorities grant-aided Christian colleges have been shut briefly closed in Ilorin final week, to avert breakdown of regulation and order following the face-off triggered by the difficulty of hijab between Muslim and Christian communities in colleges.

In the meantime, the state authorities on Sunday, mentioned the ten colleges will stay shut pending the announcement of its place on using the Muslim headcover within the colleges.

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Secretary to the State Authorities, Professor Mamman Saba Jibril, in a press release, mentioned, “That is to avert any breakdown of regulation and order whereas the federal government concludes consultations with related stakeholders.”

He urged members of the general public to stay calm and peaceable, as an official pronouncement of the federal government’s place is probably going this week.

The federal government additional “appealed to folks, officers and authorities on the affected colleges to take care of peace and keep away from making feedback or doing something that might trigger additional misunderstanding and warmth up the polity.”

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