Sunday, June 19, 2016

“Osun Christian Students Must Wear Garments If Muslims Wear Hijabs” – CAN Insists

Thursday, said if Muslim students continue to
wear hijab to public schools in Osun state,
Christian
pupils will equally not stop wearing church
garments and other apparels.
This declaration was made known by the Vice
Chairman, VC, of CAN in the state, Pastor Moses
Ogundeji.
This is coming after the state governor, Rauf
Aregbesola, restated that no student is allowed
to
put on unauthorized uniforms to school in the
state, following the instruction of CAN in the state that
students should go to school in church
garments.
The source  gathered that some students of
Baptist
High School, Iwo stormed the school, wearing
different church garments on Wednesday in
continuation of the Tuesday drama but were
prevented from going inside. In their response to the governor, CAN is
insisting
that the governor should be ready to expel all
students in the state, if Christians and Muslim
students cannot be treated alike.
While fielding questions from journalists at the
venue of the prayer meeting the association
called
on the hijab controversy in Osogbo on
Wednesday,
the VC said, “If the governor is fighting for the right
of the Muslims, we will also fight for the right of
the Christians.
“He should be ready to expel those wearing
hijab
because hijab was never part of the school
uniform,” Ogundeji added.
The Secretary of CAN, Apostle Joseph Olaide,
also
said while addressing the gathering, that
Christian
students cannot be stopped from wearing
church garments, adding that CAN should be notified if
security men arrested any of the pupils, saying
the
leadership would take up the case.
Meanwhile, CAN and Muslim leaders are to meet
with the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed
Akanbi
today to resolve the situation and avert any
crisis
that may erupt from the controversy.

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