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JUST IN: Kwara Governor Reacts To Hijab Crisis in The State

todayMarch 24, 2021

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Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, on Tuesday, said the state government will reconstitute an interfaith committee to further build confidence and provide templates to steadily resolve all issues of mutual concerns between the Muslims and Christians in the state.

In a statewide broadcast to the people of the state, Governor Abdulrazaq praised the level of restraints and statesmanship shown by religious leaders in the state notwithstanding their varied positions.

The governor acknowledged the apprehension from the Christian and Muslim communities, saying with dozens of meetings held with various thoughts leaders from both sides, he was convinced that, “beneath the tensions and misgivings around the hijab decision are old wounds that must be healed.

I commend them and reassure them that we will always be fair, courageous in taking decisions for sustainable peace and be willing to listen to their concerns,” he stated.

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