Christian students in Osun state will continue to wear choir robes and other church garments to school as long as their Muslim counterparts are allowed to wear hijab (veils).
Following a High Court Judgement granting Muslim students the permission to wear hijab to school, some students of the Baptist High School, Iwo, on Tuesday and Wednesday went to school clad in church garments.
The students’ action was in defiance to the threat of state governor, Rauf Aregbesola, who had on Tuesday, threatened to expel any student caught wearing church garments to school.
In response, the Vice-Chairman of Osun CAN, Pastor Moses Ogundeji, said that Christians would not be intimidated by the threat of the governor.
“The governor should be ready to expel all students in the state. He should be ready to expel those wearing hijab because hijab was never part of the school uniform.”
“If the governor is fighting for the rights of the Muslims, we will also fight for the rights of the Christians,” the cleric stated.
Ogundeji further noted that Christians would take over the sponsorship of any students expelled for wearing church garments to schools.
He said Christians would continue to wear church robes if Muslim students are allowed to wear hijabs in schools established by Christian missionaries.