CAN annoys me. I’m sick to my back teeth of them. The Christian Association of Nigeria can be so un-Christianly in their behaviour that I don’t even understand why the association still exists.
They probably do a whole lot of charity work, but we never hear about these works. CAN will not carry out community projects like women empowerment or hold a drive against trypanosomiasis, no. When they’re not shipping millions of naira across uncharted territories in private jets, they’re busy endorsing political candidates for favour, having turned themselves into king makers. CAN is just like the Borgias, only less sexy.
Earlier this week, Justice Jide Falola had ruled that Muslim students be allowed to wear their hijabs to class. He stated that not allowing them infringed on their basic human rights – which is absolutely correct.
Listen, there are Muslims from the entire gamut of the faith spectrum. There are those who do not believe in the need for any extra covering other than modest dressing, and there are others who will only have their eyeballs visible at any point in time. The point is: whatever a Muslim lady personally interprets from her Qur’an is what she wears. ALL THE TIME. If she wears a hijab, then she will do so to school, to the market, and even to the gym. The hijab is not an occasional garment.
CAN, however, can’t deal with this level of one-upmanship. Instead of instilling values in students so that they become wonderful citizens of Osun State tomorrow, the Christian Association of Nigeria had an epic tantrum and encouraged Christian students to also wear their choir robes to school.
Just look at our children, the purported leaders of tomorrow. No, just look:
All of this is painful, sure. But what hurts the most is that this is happening in Osun State!!! We have spoken extensively about Osun State and its deficiencies before on this blog. Education in that state is in the doldrums. A state that does not have a single, solitary desk that still has the four legs complete? Is this choir robe business the most important thing? This “Do-me-I-do-you”? Has any of the kerfuffle lent to a single morsel of education or learning for these children? Is this what Jesus died for? Is this what CAN was set up for? What utter nonsense!
Even if CAN had a point – which they do NOT – what Christian values exactly are they teaching the kids? That if something happens that you do not like, you should just retaliate and dare anyone to have a problem with you? I hear that there were CAN officials on hand to see if the students were asked to leave the classroom. Presumably, they would then kick up a holy fuss in this eventuality?
I would ask that the Christian Association of Nigeria takes some of the $9.3m found on Oritsejafor’s private jet and use it to buy themselves a clue. They need to stop tearing Nigeria up from the inside out.
Muslim clerics, you escape my wrath today, but next time it could be you. Kontinuu.
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