Kwara: ECWA, Anglican maintain stance against Hijab in their schools

Must read

#Lekkimassacre: Witness Submits Live Bullet, Flash Drives As Evidence To Lagos Panel

One of the coordinators of the #EndSARS protest, Serah Ibrahim, says she witnessed how soldiers and later policemen shot innocent protesters at...

Help me, I’m dying of hunger: demolished Kaduna “Sex Party” restaurant owner decries

..Say's Police collected N120,000 from her By Gabriel Udeh, kaduna A Kaduna...

Prince Philip Laid To Rest In Royal Vault At Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday bid farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, at a royal funeral like no other, restricted by...

Benue Police Command Confirms killing of Six persons by Suspected Herdsmen in Benue Community

By Isaac Kertyo, Makurdi Benue State Police Command has confirmed the Killing of six persons while three others sustained...

The Evangelical Church Winning All and the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion have both denied the allegation that they have agreed to the Kwara State government’s directive for the use of hijab to be used by Muslim female students in their schools.

Oja-Iya, and Bishop Smith Memorial College, both in Ilorin the state capital, are among the 10 schools which are involved in the hijab controversy rocking the state.

The Chairman, ECWA District Church Councils, Rev. (Dr.) Vincent Akintunde, said the issue of hijab was subtly introduced by Muslim groups into a case of ownership of the schools which is still pending in court

READ  Fake news on Covid-19 can increase mental health problems – APN

He said, “We would like to put the records straight by asserting that ECWA is totally against the use of hijab in our grant-aided mission schools. We wish to inform the general public that our initial concern was not the use of hijab, but ownership of the schools. Muslim groups subtly introduced the issue of hijab to the case to distract us from our primary concern, even while the matter is still pending in the Supreme Court.

“We consider the re-opening of the 10 grant-aided mission schools and the permission to use hijab by government as premature, ill-motived and gross violation of the rule of law.”

Their Anglican counterpart vowed not to change the doctrines of the church and the foundation laid by the founding fathers of their school.

Archbishop Israel Amoo of Kwara Anglican Diocese said warned security agencies against taking a bias stance, adding that the state should not be taken to be an Islamic state.

READ  UK adds loss of taste and smell to coronavirus symptoms

Copyright DAYBREAK.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from DAYBREAK NEWS.

More articles

1506 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

#Lekkimassacre: Witness Submits Live Bullet, Flash Drives As Evidence To Lagos Panel

One of the coordinators of the #EndSARS protest, Serah Ibrahim, says she witnessed how soldiers and later policemen shot innocent protesters at...

Help me, I’m dying of hunger: demolished Kaduna “Sex Party” restaurant owner decries

..Say's Police collected N120,000 from her By Gabriel Udeh, kaduna A Kaduna...

Prince Philip Laid To Rest In Royal Vault At Windsor Castle

Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday bid farewell to her late husband, Prince Philip, at a royal funeral like no other, restricted by...

Benue Police Command Confirms killing of Six persons by Suspected Herdsmen in Benue Community

By Isaac Kertyo, Makurdi Benue State Police Command has confirmed the Killing of six persons while three others sustained...

NTDC condoles with tourism sector over FTAN President’s death

By Joyce Remi- Babayeju The Acting Director of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Richard Ovie Esewhaye on behalf...