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Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has appointed a six-person white paper committee on the Oyun Baptist High School Ijagbo hijab crisis which claimed one person’s life.
The committee chairman is a law professor, Amuda Kannike, SAN.
Other eminent persons on the committee are Barrister Joseph Sunday Bamigboye SAN; Dr. Haruna Baba Gogata; Mrs. F.O. Titiloye; Dr. Saadat Yetunde Yusuf; and a senior civil servant Mr. Amos Thompson (Secretary).
The committee will examine and make actionable recommendations to the government on the report of the panel that had investigated the development in the school over Muslim headwear (hijab), which led to the death of one person.
The Governor said the committee has two weeks from the first day of its sitting to submit its report, a statement by his spokesman Rafiu Ajakaye said in Ilorin on Friday.
AFRIPOST newspaper recalls that a probe panel set up by the state government recently to investigate the remote and immediate causes of the hijab crisis in the school submitted its report with recommendations which included the prosecution of persons found culpable in the crisis.
The panel also asked the government to ensure the hijab policy remains in force except otherwise, decides by the judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.