Hijab Crisis: Kwara Govt Succeded in Throwing The Once Peaceful State Into Chaos- Shola Mike Agboola



By Oluwafemi Dosu

Legendary Filmmaker and president of EVOM World Network, Evang. Shola Mike Agboola has added his voice to the ongoing hijab crisis in Kwara, saying the Kwara State Government has succeeded in throwing the once peaceful state into chaos.


Gospel Film News gathered that Agboola added his voice to the ongoing hijab conversation today in a Statement entitled “Stop Chasing The Wind.”


Agboola noted that it is unfortunate that the peace-loving people of the ‘state of harmony’ fell for the diversionary tactics of desperate political players, saying the populace allowed Politicians to use them as pawns on the chessboard of political manipulations.


“Bad roads sprawl the length and breadth of the state; Joblessness is a common denominator in our dear state: Our hardworking civil servants earn one of the poorest wages in the country. Social infrastructures are grossly inadequate; The ambience of the state is far from being cosmopolitan. The economy is at a low ebb. All these are products of rudderless and kindergarten governance over the years. Is it not ridiculous that none of these is a matter of concern to the good people of Kwara State? We have not thought of forming a common front to place a demand on government for our rights,” he said.


According to him, a group of people has decided to invest its energy in the fight for female students to wear hijab in grant-aided mission schools and sadly, the government sheepishly played into their hands by taking an ill-advised and ill-timed decision on the matter thus throwing the once peaceful state into chaos, stressing that It is unfortunate.


The Legendary Filmmaker added that “If you care to know, one of my closest classroom friends, during my Secondary School days, was Mukaila – a Muslim. One of my closest pals as a sports man, in the same Secondary School, was Suraju – a Muslim. One of my best hostel mates, in the boarding house, was Yahaya – a Muslim. I was particularly close to the latter. My being a Christian, and they being Muslims, was never an issue. We blended and flowed together because our childhood innocence had not been smeared by religious fundamentalism and fanaticism.”


Agboola noted that one does not need google to know that the world is cruising fast on the highway of human, economic, social and infrastructural developments. “Why do we opt to crawl in the mire of underdevelopment? It is high time we left all ‘minors’ and focus on the ‘majors’ for which we voted in the government of the day.


“Dear Kwarans, I enjoin us to come together, break loose from the shackles of desperate power mongers, and raise our voices, with every thread of courtesy, decency and responsibility to demand for good governance. We must all contribute our little quotas to build and not to destroy our dear state. A word is enough for the wise,” he concluded.

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