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Aregbesola Governor denies ordering Muslim students to wear Hijabs

This is coming after Christian students in the state defiantly showed up in various schools with garments and robes.

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola

(Naija Lumia)

The Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola has denied ordering female Muslim students to wear Hijabs (covering for female Muslims) to school.

This is coming after Christian students in the state defiantly showed up in various schools with garments and robes.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) vowed to call out its members to oppose the order.

Speaking on the matter, Aregbesola said “Let me say this there is no official pronouncement on hijab. I have not ordered the use of hijab in schools and I challenge them to bring evidence.

“It might interest you that my wife does not use hijab, my daughter does not use hijab. So, I did not order the use of hijab.

“My view on Islam is why I am suffering unmerited persecution. My crime is that I struggle to be a good Muslim and not because I hurt anybody.”

Justice Jide Falola of the Osun state High Court on June 3, 2016, ruled that Muslim students can wear Hijabs in public schools, adding that it was part of their fundamental rights.

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