Osun: DSS wades into potential hijab conflict

As the hijab crisis in Osun state continues to deepen, the Department of State Services has invited religious leaders in the state to discuss the situation.

The DSS has invited the state chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria in Osun State, Rev. Elisha Ogundiya, and other Muslim leaders.

According to the Punch, who spoke to a source, the religious leaders met with the DSS in Osogbo, last week.

“The CAN chairman and some leaders were invited by the DSS officials in Osogbo last week’s Wednesday. They were invited based on the crisis which the court judgment on hijab is likely to cause.”

“Some Muslim leaders were also invited the following day on the same matter but I did not know the details of the two meetings.”

Confirming the invitation, CAN’s chairman told Punch that, “I was invited by the DSS director and I told him that we are peace-loving people.”

“We are not at war with anybody but we will direct our children to start wearing choir robes and any church garment they like to schools if the state government decides to implement the judgment that Muslims children are free to wear hijab to schools founded by Christian missionaries.”

“If wearing hijab is their right, then wearing of choir robes to schools is the right of our children as well. It is very simple. We are not fighting with anybody on this.”

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  1. Comment: Amazing things – when will people start thinking as humans. who is complaining, the muslims or the christians? we should be sincere and objective irrespective of the religion you belongs to when passing a verdict on issues. We are all aware that in almost all public schools from primary to secondary christians prayers has been adopted for decades but no complain have ever been heard or made by the muslims’ parents. This hijab issue is not for the entire students rather limited to the muslims then why the complain.

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