Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gov. Rauf resolves dress code crisis at Baptist High Sch, Iwo

Days after Baptist High School in Iwo, Osun State ran amok following the introduction of wearing of Hijab by Muslim students, Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola yesterday February 10, constituted a Six man committee under the chairmanship of the Asiwaju of Iwo and one time Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Barrister Gbadegesin Adedeji to unravel causes of perenial crisis at the Baptist high School Iwo.  The governor who denied approving the religious hijab in a statement said;

'We are a product of the rule of law and this has guided all our actions, as we have said in the past, we have not approved the use of hijab in any school. Let me repeat this again for the hearing of mischief-makers who have been working tirelessly to bring religious war to our state; those prompting chaos and conflagration in our state; those who have well established antecedent of violent behaviour; those sowing the seed of discord in our schools and community and inciting one religion against another (and they will all fail miserably by the grace of the Almighty), that the government did not at any time approve the use of hijab in any school, before the matter went to court. It is the court’s position that the status quo ante be maintained until the case is determined. This means that where it is in use, it will be maintained and it should not be extended to where it is not. This is the beauty of democracy, where there is respect for the rule of law’

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