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Aregbesola has banned national anthem in Osun schools, PDP alleges



Aregbesola has banned national anthem in Osun schools, PDP alleges
The Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday said the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has cancelled the singing of the national anthem in public schools in the state.
The party stated that the governor has also abandoned the 6-3-3-4 system of education.
PDP stated these in a statement issued in Osogbo by its spokesman, Prince Diran Odeyemi, while also calling on all security agencies, Interpol, the Presidency and United Nations to dispassionately monitor the activities of the Governor which it said can cause religious crisis in the country.
The PDP also accused the Governor of “insincerity over the hijab issue which is a diversionary tactic to cover up his mismanagement of the state human and material resources”.
The party also noted that even at the peak of Boko Haram activities when churches and mosques were under severe attack by the insurgents, Christians and Muslims in the country were not divided and still cohabit in all the states of the federation.
“But since hijab became an issue under Aregbesola’s administration in Osun, Christian Association of Nigeria CAN and Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs SCIA, have taken different positions and this portend great danger for the harmonious co-existence of people of different faith and denominations in the country.
“PDP is particularly happy that the issue of hijab has exposed to the entire country the character of Osun State governor and his divide and rule system of diverting people’s attention against his inadequate knowledge of governance and total mismanagement of the state” the party said.
The PDP, which said there is a likelihood that the hijab issue may spread to other states if not well managed just like the half salary to workers started by the Governor, warned all the stakeholders in the affairs of the country not to allow petty politics dominate common sense in handling the festering issue of hijab in Osun public schools.
“Is the Federal Government aware that Osun no longer uses 6-3-3-4 system of education nor sing the National Anthem which are the first misstep of Aregbesola’s administration. Schools were lumped together under the guise of reclassification, several strange initiatives such as same uniform for all schools in the state, obnoxious and double taxation and other policies that confused rather than enhanced governance were introduced just to benefit few Lagos based individuals and sponsors,’’ the statement added.
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  1. Jerry E

    June 21, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Dwell on issues forget Lagos sponsors,even Lagos rejected the issue of hijab in public schools and schools were not lumped together Aregbesola is just playing politics with religion and it is very disappointing just rubbishing himself in face of the opposition, I think he just became clueless.

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