The state of harmony is yet to harmonize on the ongoing hijab controversy as the Founders of the grant-aided schools in Kwara State have reiterated that, no going back on their stance.
The hijab policy has been raising dust in the State of Harmony for some weeks.
Kwara state government in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday night ordered the reopening of ten grant-aided schools shut last month.
Chairman District Church Councils (DCCs) Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) Rev (Dr) Vincent Akintunde has debunked the rumour that it has conceded to the directive of state government to allow the hijab in ECWA Schools, Oja-Iya, Ilorin.
Akintunde said: “We consider the action of the state government on this matter an injustice and we would use every legitimate means to fight for our God-given property and heritage in the state.
“We want to use the opportunity of this platform to say to the state government that ECWA will not accept the use of hijab in her schools under any circumstances and our schools should be given back to us.”
In his words, Archbishop of Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Kwara state, the Most Reverend Israel Amoo, advised the state government to return to the negotiating table with all stakeholders in the hijab controversy.