Aregbesola might have unconsciously started a religious war in Osun


The current crisis in Osun State has taken a nose dive as the state governor, Rauf Aregbesola on Tuesday threatened to expel students who wore unauthorised clothes to public schools in the State.

On Tuesday, in defiance of a judgement allowing Muslim female students to wear veils (hijab) to schools, some  students of Iwo Baptist High School had worn church garments and choir robes to school.

The action of the students was as a result of the directive of the state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria.

Reacting to the incident while commissioning St Micheal’s Government Middle School, the governor said it was wrong and criminal for a section or group of people to have instructed some students to wear choir robes to schools against court’s judgment.

The governor advised anyone dissatisfied with the judgment to make their objections through legitimate means rather than trying to cause a religious crisis in the state.

“Government is not interested in any religion as being speculated. My goal is to improve education standard in the state.”


  1. I think the governor has got himself into a quagmire. If a court rules that one sect has the right to dress in a particular way to school simple logic states that it is fundamental right of all faiths to dress the way they choose. The man should stop playing politics with the future of the youth.

    Uniform has just one definition and the state must apply that definition across the board. That is the fundamental right of schools.

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