The Catholic church has condemned the imposition use of Hijab on schools managed by churches in the state.
Reacting to the situation, the Catholic Bishop of Ilorin Diocese, Most Rev. Paul Olawoore, who rejected the move, urged Christians not to resort to violence.
According to the Bishop, the diocese was not in agreement with the government over the use of hijab in mission schools.
“I don’t want any confrontation that will inflict pain or any kind of injury on anybody. Neither do I wish that anyone should lose his or her life on this issue,” said Bishop Olawoore who is also the Chairman of the Kwara State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria.
He also said that there was need for all to live together peacefully.
In a related development, the Christian Association of Nigeria has denied reports that Christians in the state had agreed to the use of hijab in mision schools across the state.
This was said by the Director of Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue, Rev. Fr. Ralph Ajewole, on Tuesday.
“We insist that the Catholic Church rejects and condemns the use of hijab in our mission schools. No matter how hard anyone tries to change the narrative, we stand with CAN that the use of hijab is totally rejected in schools built and owned by Christians,” he said.