Hijaab: Kwara govt meets religious leaders, sets up new committee
By – Modupe Joel
Kwara State Government on Thursday held a marathon meeting with religious leaders in the state, with both Muslim and Christian leaders stating their positions and offering opinions on how to resolve the differences on the hijaab question in grant-aided schools.
The meeting was presided over by Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi who appealed to all the leaders to respect their differences, live in peace and love, and join hands to raise a generation of children who will see one another as compatriots.
The meeting was summoned by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq.
At the meeting were representatives of the Muslim and Christian communities, political and thoughts leaders in Kwara State.
“The meeting resolved to devolve into a committee that will specifically tackle the hijab question. Members of the committee are the Deputy Governor (chairman), two thoughts leaders/statesmen from the two sides; three religious leaders from the two sides; Senator Suleiman Ajadi; Prince Sunday Fagbemi; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice; Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education; Special Assistants to the Governor on Religion (Islam and Christianity); and the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor,” according to a statement issued after the meeting in Ilorin, the state capital.
“The meeting stressed the need for every side to keep the peace and constantly caution members of their communities to avoid any action or comments that may disturb public peace.”