At the heat of the judgement of an Osun State High Court allowing Muslim female students to wear hijab to schools, the state branch of Christian Association of Nigeria, directed their own pupils to appear in church service robes in their classrooms on Monday.
Last minute consultations made them relax the directive but some pupils went ahead with the dress code
Vanguard quoted one of the Christian leaders in the state as saying:
“You know the position of Christians in the state. We are law abiding group of people who will always obey and abide by the laws of the land even under the heat of provocation. We decided on the second thought not to overheat the system by relaxing our directive that our Christian students who are in the public schools in the state should also attend classes in Christian robes and garments if their female Muslims colleagues should come to schools wearing hijab.
But we allow peace to reign in the state by not enforcing the directive. You know that we will not leave out the option of appeal as we have already made it clear from the on set after the judgement of the state high court that Christians will appeal the judgement at the appeal court.
“Since Muslims claimed that by wearing hijab, they are protecting their faith, so, Christians also are bound to protect and propagate their faith”