Fresh religious crisis is currently looming in Ilorin, Kwara State over the alleged denial of Muslim students in Bishop Smith Memorial College to pray and wear hijab by the school authority.
It was gathered that over the years being a Christian named school, Muslims have been finding it difficult to enjoy and exercise their constitutional right as Christians claim the school belongs to them. Same goes for C&S, St Anthony and other Christian named schools in the state.
The recent brouhaha has forced the government to shut down the Bishop Memorial College to avoid degenerating into a free for all which might lead to religious crisis in the state.
A lawyer and human right activist in Ilorin, Barrister Shita Olapade made it known to our correspondent that the said Christian named schools might be established by the churches but they had all been taken over by the government. He urged the Christians in the State who are saying they want their schools back to allow peace to reign in the state and avoid fighting the lost cause.