By Ishaq Salami
The speaker of Osun House of Assembly Najeem Salaam has told the Christian Association of Nigeria in the state to go to court if they are not pleased with the high court’s judgment on the use of hijabs in public schools. He appealed to religious leaders in the state not to allow the issue to cause conflict. He stated that the matter was decided by the judiciary and not the state government.
“We have been enjoying peace in the state and the issue of hijab should not be allowed to cause crisis in the state.
“The issue is not a political matter, but rather a legal issue which I want to appeal to our Christian brothers to address legally.
“There is law in the society and judiciary is very key and important to the development of democracy in the country,” he said.
Christians in the state had instructed their wards to wear religious garments to school since Muslims were accorded the right to do same. The wearing of hijab to school had been a topic of massive debate in the state before the court ruled in favour of the Muslims on 3 June.