Hijab: At Last, Osun CAN Files Appeal, Stay of Execution


Yinka Kolawole in Osogbo

Osun State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday filed a stay of execution of the June 3 judgment of an Osogbo High Court allowing Muslim students in all state public schools to wear hijab.

This was disclosed in Osogbo by the state CAN Chairman, Rev. Elisha Ogundiya, during a solidarity visit to the state CAN headquarters by South-West leaders of association.

CAN representatives from Ogun, Oyo, Ekiti and Ondo states stormed the state, expressing their support for the state Christians on the issue of the controversial hijab judgment delivered by Justice Saka Oyejide Falolo and their readiness to fight against any form of Islamisation agenda by Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

In his address, the Secretary of South-West CAN who spoke on behalf of the association’s Zonal Chairman, Archbishop Magnus Atilade, Rev. Alfred Aro, warned that any attempt by Muslim students to wear hijab to schools after the appeal has been filed would mean that CAN too would ensure that all forms of garments are worn to schools in the state.