The veteran politician Chief Ebenezer Babatope has directed a stern warning at the governor of Osun state Rauf Aregbesola telling him not to bring religious war to Osun and the south-east.
According to the daily sun, the Former Minister of Transport and Aviation said this in relation to the current crisis in Osun state over the wearing of hijab to schools.
Babatope said, “let the governor not bring religion into politics because South West have always been co-existing as Christians and moslems and we don’t need any governor to come and be promoting one religion over another.
“Let him have very good dialogue with the Christians community and face the governance that he was elected for, because promotion of Islamic religion over Christianity was not part of his campaign promises.
“Let him concentrate on how to pay his workers salaries and work on how he will never owe salary again instead of this distraction he is occupying himself with.”
According to Babatope, religious crisis has already done enough damage to the nation especially when one considers the north and the problems they encounter sometimes due to religious intolerance.
“Aregbesola should not sow such seeds of religious competition in the minds of young people in the South West now so that they will not grow up to start promoting religion crisis.
“Is it this hijab or uniform wearing that will make them to become brilliant students, promote the standard of education and let them become useful to the society?” Babatope asked.
A few days ago, Christian school had their students appear in robes and garments to school in protest of the legalisation of wearing hijab to schools.