Why Kwara decided to allow hijab-wearing in mission schools – Gov. Abdulrazaq
The Executive Governor of Kwara, AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq his administration’s decision to allow hijab wearing in grant-aided mission schools is in good faith and in the overall interest of all.
Governor Abdulrazaq said the decision was based on several days of consultations, meetings, brainstorming, and dispassionate weighing of policy options.
The governor stated this on Tuesday during a statewide broadcast.
He said: “I acknowledge the apprehension from the Christian and Muslim communities.
“Having held dozens of meetings with various thoughts leaders from both sides in the last four weeks, I am convinced that beneath the tensions and misgivings around the hijab decision are old wounds that must be healed.
“I assure all Kwarans that we will take genuine steps to address the concerns raised by various faith communities. In doing so, a huge dose of understanding, selflessness, and patriotism will be required.
“Going forward, we will need leaders from both sides to spread message of love, accommodation, patience, peace, and mutual respect.”
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