Traditional worshippers hint at efforts to settle Osun school religious war

Traditional worshippers hint at efforts to settle Osun school religious war

Traditional Religion Worshippers Association, State of Osun, the umbrella body of Ifa worshippers, have revealed that they are making efforts to put a stop to the ongoing war of religions in Osun State occasioned by the judgement of the state high court in favour of a case instituted by Osun State Muslim Community against the State Government on the right of female Muslim students in public schools in the state to use hijab on their school uniforms.OSUN 2

The Osun State chapter of Christian Association N, however, faulted the judgement, and directed Christian students across the state to wear church garments to schools to propagate their faith.

On Tuesday, drama ensued in most public schools as some Christian students wore church garments including white celestial church suntana, choir gowns, just as some female students who are Muslims wore Hijab on their uniforms.


Speaking on the crisis on the condition of anonymity, a top member of Traditional Religion Worshippers Association, State of Osun, told our correspondent that Ifa worshippers remained the most peaceful of adherents of religions and the association would soon douse the tension between Islam and Christianity in the state.

A cross section of Traditional Religion Worshippers Association, State of Osun members at an event

A cross section of Traditional Religion Worshippers Association, State of Osun members at an event

He said the two faiths shared a common origin in the Middle East and are Abrahamic religions, adding that notable Ifa priests were already having consultations with leaders of the two religions in the state to sheath their swords.

He hinted that Ifa worshippers may order their wards in public schools to attend classes in masquerade regalia if all entreaties to the warring religions failed.

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  • Wirelesssignal

    Obviously, the Governor, having failed in his duty of governance, has succeeded in using “Religion as the opium of the masses”, to create a clever diversion and “something to chew-on”…….. while he winds down the time, with his inept and clueless mis-governance.

    Religion should be a “private issue” and should never be imposed in the public arena, much less an education institution.
    A School Uniform should be an “official garb” without any recourse to any of the religions.


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