Monday, May 27, 2024
HomeWorld NewsNigeria NewsOndo Muslim community kicks against return of schools to faith-based organisations

Ondo Muslim community kicks against return of schools to faith-based organisations

The Muslim community in Ondo State on Wednesday rejected moves by the state government to return some schools to faith-based organizations.

According to the Muslim community in the state, the decision of the state government was fraudulent.

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu had last month revealed that St Thomas Aquinas College, St. Louis Girls Grammar School, Akure, and two primary schools will be returned to their original owners.

Also read: Davido Hits Back At Fan Who Left An Unflattering Comment On His Post

In September 1976, the military administration of David Ikpeme had seized missionary schools in the state.

At a press conference held at the NUJ Press Center in Akure, the Muslim community urged Akeredolu not to restore schools to the missionaries.

Abdulrasheed Akerele, the Secretary of the League of Imams and Alfas in Ondo State, claimed that returning the schools to missionaries was illegal.

Also read: It’s Embarrassing To Ask A Guy For Transport Fare After A Visit – Queen Tells Ladies

“Ondo state government for the sake of posterity, the unborn generation, the development of the state and even for the sake of the traumatized and impoverished masses should not return schools to Faith-Based Organisations.

“This is because of its daring consequences as more children will be thrown out of schools because their parents would definitely not be able to afford the fees that will be imposed by such organizations.

“Returning of schools to FBOs will be the fraud of the century because this is simply handing over public properties to Private business orientated individuals in the name of FBO’S”.

Also read: Joe Biden To Visit Polish Town Bear Border With Ukraine Today

He said that if the state government does not reverse its decision to return the schools to their missionary owners, the Muslim community will be forced to seek legal redress.

The Muslim group advised the government to rather build more schools and improve on the existing ones.aa

More Related Articles


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here
Captcha verification failed!
CAPTCHA user score failed. Please contact us!

5 Days Trending

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.