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Hijab Crisis: KWSG Constitute 12-person Inter-Religious Council

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Friday constituted a 12-member Inter-Religious Council (IREC) comprising elder statesmen, women and clergies drawn from the Muslim and Christian communities in the state.

According to the statement signed by the chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, the chairman of the IREC is the Emir of Shonga and renowned peace advocate Dr. Haliru Yahya Ndanusa. Other members are former Grand Khadi Justice Idris Haroon; Justice Olatunji Bamgbola; Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Islam) Zubair Ibrahim Dan Maigoro; soon-to-be named Special Assistant to the Governor on Religion (Christianity); former Commissioner of Education and FOMWAN leader Hajia Halimat Yusuf; former Permanent Secretary Dr. Mrs Rhoda Ajiboye; Dr. Soburu Alaaya; Venerable Moses Lasisi Abegunde; Prof. Mrs Feyi Grace Adepoju; Elder Stephen Wole Oke; and director Ministry of Special Duties Ishola Maryam Idowu (Secretary).

The council, an advisory body, is to promote religious interaction, understanding and harmony between the two principal faith communities in Kwara State.

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