Kwara State is gradually turning into a hub for Christian and Muslim clashes. It started with the imposition of hijab-wearing at the state schools, including the Christian Mission schools by the Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State. In reaction, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) through the General Secretary, Joseph Bade Daramola, has appealed to the Federal Government for an intervention, and to hold the governor responsible for any violence. Daramola noted that “wisdom is required by those in leadership to handle sensitive issues such as that of religion so as not to precipitate war. if any damage is done to any church or anyone is injured on this matter, the governor of Kwara State will be held responsible.” According to him,
“It is disheartening and unfortunate that a government that was installed democratically will become insensitive to the plight and the yearning of the people as if the governor was voted into the office primarily to protect his own religion. This is unfair, ungodly and reprehensible.
“There are public schools and schools that belong to some Islamic organisations where those who wanted to be wearing hijab can be attending without causing the ongoing needless crises rocking the state.”