Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has lauded Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, for saying a certain word which ex-president said confirmed the governor’s neutrality in the conflict over the use of hijab by female Muslim students in public schools in the state.
The word, according to the ex-president, doused the tension generated by the court verdict which approved the use of hijab in public schools.
Obasanjo noted this on Saturday in Odeomu, Ayedaade local government area of Osun State at the handover of a multipurpose hall and a library donated by Senator Yinka Omilani to the community.
Senator Omilani, who was elected to the Senate on the platform of the then Social Democratic Party, made the donation to mark his 80th birthday.
The former President’s message was delivered by one of his allies, Dr. Femi Majekodunmi, at a ceremony which had Aregbesola, Chief Shuaib Oyedokun, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, Senator Olasunkanmi Akinlabi; former Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan; and others in attendance.
Majekodunmi who represent Obasanjo, who was in China, said, “He (Obasanjo) is in China now. He said the governor (Aregbesola) said something which confirmed his neutrality in the matter; that word went a long way in dousing the tension which recently heightened in the state.”
Aregbesola lauded the Senator for the library and appealed to Nigerians to always seek ways of assisting their towns, despite the present poor economic situation affecting everybody.