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Hijab Crisis: Kwara government set up 12-member inter-religious panel to resolve issues

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has constituted a 12-member Inter-Religious Council comprising elder statesmen, women, and clergies drawn from the Muslim and Christian communities in the state.

The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Rafiu Ajakaye, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Kwara Gov constitutes 12-person Inter-religious Council’, on Friday.

According to the statement, the chairman of the IREC is the Emir of Shonga and renowned peace advocate Dr. Haliru Yahya Ndanusa.

Other members are former Grand Khadi Justice Idris Haroon; Justice Olatunji Bamgbola; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Zubair Ibrahim Dan Maigoro; soon-to-be-named Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Christianity); former Commissioner of Education and FOMWAN leader Hajia Halimat Yusuf.


Those who also made the list include former Permanent Secretary Dr. Mrs Rhoda Ajiboye; Dr. Soburu Alaaya; Venerable Moses Lasisi Abegunde; Prof. Mrs Feyi Grace Adepoju; Elder Stephen Wole Oke; and director Ministry of Special Duties Ishola Maryam Idowu (Secretary).

“The council, an advisory body, is to promote religious interaction, understanding, and harmony between the two principal faith communities in Kwara state,” the statement said.

The governor, meanwhile, also appointed a seven-person board for the Kwara State Television, with veteran sports broadcaster, Hameed Adio, as chairman.

Other members of the board are Ahmed Abdulateef Alaiye; Mrs Tina Olaoye; Alhaji Kawu Shuaibu; Dada Tale Elizabeth; Hajia Nimota Folake Shittu; and Ibrahim N. Fatimah.


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