The 10 schools affected by the Hijab controversy in Ilorin are to remain shut pending the outcome of the State Government consultations with stakeholders on the use of the Muslim headgear in schools.
According to a statement made available by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Mamman Jibril, in Ilorin on Monday, the government urged members of the public to remain calm and peaceful.
In the statement, Jibril stated that this is a measure taken by the state government to avert any breakdown of law and order, while the government concludes the consultations with relevant stakeholders.
“The government urges parents, officials, and authorities at the affected schools to maintain peace and avoid making comments or doing anything that could cause further misunderstanding and heat up the polity,” the government advised.
“Official pronouncement of government’s position is likely this week,” he added.206