Osun School Uniform Crisis: Religious conflict enters physical, devout realm

June 16, 2016 - School Uniform

By Gbenga Olarinoye Sam Eyoboka

Osogbo—The face-off  between Christian and Muslim leaders degenerated, yesterday, though a timely involvement of Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Adewale Akanbi, saved what could have snowballed into vital eremite predicament as some Christian students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo for a second day seemed in church robes to attend classes for a day.

Some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo, Osun State, attending classes in opposite church robes, yesterday. Photos: Gbenga Olarinoye.Some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo, Osun State, attending classes in opposite church robes, yesterday. Photos: Gbenga Olarinoye.
Some students of Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo, Osun State, attending classes in opposite church robes, yesterday. Photos: Gbenga Olarinoye.

In rebuttal to Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s warning on Tuesday that any tyro found disobeying propagandize manners and regulations risk expulsion, some students who arrived a propagandize for a day’s lessons in church robes were incited behind by confidence group manning a embankment who however authorised womanlike Muslim students who wore hijab as a element to their uniforms into a propagandize premises.

However, some Christian leaders who primarily kept a protected stretch examination a maturation eventuality during this indicate changed to a embankment to safeguard that their children also gained entrance to a propagandize premises.

The Christians eventually gained entrance into a premises. Muslim leaders who were around a propagandize premises also changed to a embankment and a face-off ensued between a dual groups.

It was collected that a peerless ruler of a town, Oba Akanbi, stepped in by privately visiting a propagandize to lard a tragedy by mouth-watering both a Christian and Muslim leaders to his house for a meeting.

The conflict after a while, incited devout as Christians in a state, yesterday, organized an undenominational request where they offering prayers to God to meddle on a emanate of hijab and a justice ruling.

The request convene that was attended by over 200 pastors and thousands of Christian true opposite all denominations in a 30 Local Government Areas of a State including Ife East Area Office was hold during Dominion Hall of Osun Baptist Conference, Gbodofon, Osogbo .

The request called by a State CAN Chairman, Reverend Dr. Elisha Ogundiya and led by his Vice, Pastor Moses Adedeji Ogundeji, was meant to reject a justice statute on hijab and other purported islamisation tract by a state government.

Dr Ogundiya told Vanguard that a request was also meant to find for assent from God and to “nullify anti-Kingdom laws and exchange with eerie army that are harassing a state for a past few weeks”.

Meanwhile, Baptist High School, Iwo where students went to school, yesterday, with several choir and church apparels as good as hijab was condoned-off by a military after it was close by a state government, as a Christian and Muslim leaders hold meetings with a Iwo monarch, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi to find resolution to a impasse.

CAN condemns hijab statute in Osun state

Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, yesterday, voiced beating over new High Court visualisation in Osun State on a use of hijab in all schools including companion schools, describing a growth as hapless that might send a wrong vigilance that Osun State Government is clearly favoring one sacrament over a other.

The assembly that was good attended, had in assemblage a National Officers of a Association, all a 5 Heads of blocs, a zonal chairmen, a states chairmen and representatives representing a 5 blocs of a association; Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN), Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) Christian Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria/ Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (CPFN/PFN), TEKAN/ECWA, and Organisation of African Instituted Churches



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