Fr. Kelvin Ugwu, a Catholic priest, has stated that most laws created in the name of religion are meant for the poor and poor women.
The priest said this in a Facebook post, while reacting to the hijab controversy in Kwara State.
The Kwara State Government recently mandated female Muslim students attending 10 government-aided mission schools in the state to wear hijab.
The development also caused crisis between Christians and Muslims in Ilorin, the state capital.
However, Ugwu said poor Christians and Muslims will get punished for what the rich folks of the same faith would do and go scot-free.
“Most of these unnecessary laws created in the name of religion are basically meant for the poor alone.
“You will never find the super-rich kids in schools where there will be foolish arguments like, whether it is mandatory to wear or not to wear Hijab.
“Also, what most of these rich folks will do, ordinary poor Muslims can’t do it and go free. Even in parishes, a rich man can comfortably come to church with his female kids all wearing trousers and a churchwarden oppressing the young poor girls in the village because of trousers will be the first to greet and compliment them.
“In 1990 to the year 2000, women were condemned to hell because they wore trousers. But now women no longer go to hell because of trousers because every woman now has trousers. Is it not a miracle?
“It saddens me sometimes because some of us make God look like one jobless old man sitting down with broken glasses, looking and taking records of who will wear whatever or not and this is absolutely not the case.
“People just make laws to favour certain groups of people to the detriment of other groups of people,” he said.