The Cherubim and Seraphim Movement Church Worldwide in Kwara opposed the State Government’s order that female students at the Cherubim and Seraphim College, llorin, wear hijab.
On Sunday, the church’s Chairman and Spiritual Father, Most Reverend Samuel Abidoye, informed newsmen in Ilorin of the church’s status.
According to Abidoye, the movement opposes female students wearing the Muslim veil to school because the church will be in charge of appointing the institution’s management and deciding on dress code and beret use.
Mr. Samson Ibidoja, Secretary of the movement’s Ilorin District Headquarters, also stated that the church is solely responsible for the school’s upkeep.
He mentioned that the Cherubim and Seraphim College, which is owned by Seraphim Church Worldwide and is located in Sabo-oke, llorin, was established in 1969 to provide for the educational development of children.
As a result, the church urged the government to reconsider its decision in order to avoid excessive trespass that could result in a breakdown of law and order in any part of the world.
Prof. Hamzat AbdulRaheem, the Chairman of Muslim Stakeholders in Kwara, responded by saying that the state government’s decision to require female students in all schools to wear the hijab must be respected in order for peace to continue to reign in the state.
“What the Christian brothers and sisters are carrying to the whole world is false, there are many Christian private schools in the state that Muslims can’t enforce the use of Hijab, but that of public schools is different,” he said.
He said that the Cherubim and Seraphim College, like other Muslim schools, is not exclusively operated by the Missions that founded them and that the Missions have no authority over how the schools are run.
AbdulRaheem, on the other hand, instructed the Cherubim and Seraphim Church to either comply with the state government’s decision on female students wearing the hijab or request that the school be taken over and its assets and liabilities shared.
According to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), the state government closed down ten Christian schools because female students were not allowed to wear the hijab.
The state government swung into action right away, convening a stakeholders meeting between Christians and Muslims and later deciding to allow female students to wear the hijab in all of the state’s schools.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN