Kwara constitutes 12-person Inter-religious Council

Kwara constitutes 12-person Inter-religious Council

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has constituted a 12-member Inter-Religious Council, IREC comprising elder statesmen, women and clergies drawn from the Muslim and Christian communities.

This comes after violence erupted last week at Oyun Baptust High School over wearing of Hijab.

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

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).

Meanwhile, the Governor, has appointed a seven-person board for the Kwara State Television, with veteran sports broadcaster Hameed Adio as chairman.

Other members of the board are Ahmed Abdulateef Alaiye; Mrs Tina Olaoye; Alhaji Kawu Shuaibu; Dada Tale Elizabeth; Hajia Nimota Folake Shittu; and Ibrahim N.


All the appointment are contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye.

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Kwara constitutes 12-person Inter-religious Council

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