The Kwara State Government has reacted over the fresh Hijab crisis which led to violence at Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, oyun local government of the state.
It was reported this afternoon (Thursday) that Muslims and Christians clash over the use of hijab in the school.
Reacting to this, The state government in a statement released by the Honourable Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, Hajia Sa’adatu Modibbo Kawu unreservedly condemned the flagrant act of discrimination against anyone, especially children, on religious grounds. Such discrimination will not be tolerated in any public-owned institution in the state.
“While the government and the security agencies continue to work with leaders on all sides, it hereby directs the immediate shutdown of the school pending resolution of the issue.
The government commends the security agencies for their prompt action that has restored calm in the area. The government calls on them to investigate and bring to book anyone linked to the violence as a deterrence to others.
The government appeals for calm as violence brings nothing good.” The Statement reads in part