An appeal has been made to Ondo State Government to thread softly on the purported plans to return some public schools to their founding missionaries as it is capable of creating tension in the state polity.
This assertion was made today by the Chief Imam of Akure kingdom, Sheik Yayi Abdul Akeem Akorede during this year’s celebration of World Hijab Day organized by the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria at Akure Central Mosque
Sheik Akorede who spoke on behalf of Muslim and parents in Ondo State said many parents would not be able to afford the fees for their children’s education when returned to their respective missionaries. He therefore urged government to rescind on the decision.
On the use of Hijab among students, Sheik Akorede appealed that Muslim students be allowed to wear Hijab in public schools in Ondo State.
” I want to appeal that our children be allowed to wear Hijab in public schools across the state. As a community, we are not happy and we will begin to take steps to redress this trend”, he added just as he charged the people to always pray and support the government of the day so that the state can move forward.