Fresh wave of religious crisis shouldn’t add to Nigeria’s many problems

On the 19th of February, Kwara State Government was forced to order the temporary closure of ten schools in the state following the religious controversy – and the latter violence – that attended the approval of hijab-wearing by female students in public secondary schools in the state.

The ten schools were previously owned by Christian missionaries before they were taken over by the military government in the 1970s. The take-over affected all private secondary schools, which the missionary schools were part of. However, the affected schools still have their names reflecting their missionary foundation and this could have been a source of continued discontent between the Christian and Muslim communities in the state…..

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