Osun state Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has stated
that Christians in the state public schools will start wearing Church
garments to school if Governor Rauf Aregbesola goes ahead to implement to
recent State High judgment on wearing of Hijab by Muslim students.
This statement was made through a Communique issued and signed by the state
CAN Chairman, Rev. Elisha Ogundiya at the end of an emergency meeting of
the state CAN Executive Committee, Heads of Blocks and Heads of Churches
held in Osogbo on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.
According to him, the meeting deliberated on the outcome of the Hijab Case
with particular reference to the 3rd June, 2016 judgment of Hon. Justice
Saka Oyejide Falola of the Osun State High Court sitting at Court No. 5
Osogbo and resolved on a number of issues.
“OS-CAN states that it finds itself unable to agree with the judgement in
its entirety as we have reasons to believe that it represents a study in
premeditated adjudication that runs against the printed grain of legal
submissions made before him. We have unanimously decided to appeal the
“Specifically speaking, Justice Saka Oyejide Falola deeply violated the
principle of fair hearing when he refused and or failed to hear, let alone
rule, one way or the other, on the application for a joinder in the case
properly filed and brought to his attention in open court by the interested
parties whose schools were taken over forcefully by the government and
stood to be affected by the judgment he later proceeded to deliver.
“Further, Justice Saka Oyejide Falola made an ancillary order which was not
based, anchored or premised on any submission or prayer canvassed by the
parties before him that by saying by way of ancillary Order, The Muslim
Female Students Hijab shall be in the color and design already approved by
the 1st-3rd Respondents and currently in use by Muslim Female Students in
Public Schools or any other …Read More
Source:: Nigerian Pilot