Hijab controversy: Kwara sets up 7-man probe panel


A 7-man probe panel has been constituted by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, to investigate the circumstances that led to the recent violence in Oyun Baptist High School, Ijagbo, Oyun Local Government Area of the state.

Saga Gist recalls that violence erupted in the school recently over the controversial issue of hijab in which a person was reportedly killed and scores injured.

The school was also shut by the state government to allow peace reign.

The 7-man panel has three weeks from the first day of sitting to submit its report to the state government.

It will among other things establish the roles of every person involved and recommend to the government steps to be taken to avoid a reoccurrence in the future.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, in Ilorin on Thursday, said “The panel will invite and listen to all the parties including the leadership of the school, establish the truth of what happened and the roles of various persons involved.

“The panel will also make recommendations to the government on how to prevent such unfortunate situation in the future,” the statement added.

The pioneer Provost of Kwara State College of Health Technology, Offa, who is currently a Director at the National Open University of Nigeria, Shehu Omoniyi, is the chairman of the panel, while the Secretary General of Ijagbo Descendants Progressive Union, Emmanuel Adebayo Fatola, is the Co-chairman, with five others as members.

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