Kwara state governor, AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq said his administration’s decision to allow hijab wearing in grant-aided mission schools was in good faith.
Abdulrazaq stated this in a statewide broadcast on Tuesday.
The governor explained that in arriving at the decision several meetings were held with stakeholders for weeks saying the controversy was born out of age-long mistrust and disappointment beyond the hijab issue.
“Having held dozens of meetings with various thoughts leaders from both sides in the last four weeks, I am convinced that beneath the tensions and misgivings around the hijaab decision are old wounds that must be healed.
“I assure all Kwarans that we will take genuine steps to address the concerns raised by various faith communities. In doing so, a huge dose of understanding, selflessness, and patriotism will be required,” he said.
The government’s support for the use of hijab in mission schools, which has become a legal issue has cost the state of peace as Muslim hoodlums attacked churches.