Kwara State government has announced that the 10 schools affected by the Hijab controversy in Ilorin will remain shut.
The State Government explained that the schools will be shut pending the outcome of consultations on the use of the Muslim headgear in schools.
The government made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Monday.
In the statement, the Secretary to the State Government, Mamman Jibril, urged members of the public to remain calm and peaceful.
It said this is to avert any breakdown of law and order, while the government concludes the consultations with relevant and concerned parties.
“Official pronouncement of government’s position is likely this week.
“The government urges parents, officials, and authorities at the affected schools to maintain peace and avoid making comments or doing anything that could cause further misunderstanding and heat up the polity,” the government advised.