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Ondo Muslim community condemns return of schools to original owners

Muslim community in Ondo State has condemned the decision of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to return some public schools to their original owners. Addressing newsmen at…

Muslim community in Ondo State has condemned the decision of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to return some public schools to their original owners.

Addressing newsmen at a briefing yesterday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Alhaji Abdul Rasheed Akerele, General Secretary, League of Imams and Alfas in Ondo State said the steps were aimed at giving public property to empower some individuals in Faith-Based Organisations (FBOs).

The cleric who frowned against returning public schools to the FBOs alleged that the action would deny some children from going to such schools.

Already, the state government has agreed to return four schools to their original owners, urging others who want their schools back to come forward to claim them.

A committee headed by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Femi Agagu, has been set up by the state government. The committee is currently visiting the schools to be returned to their owners.

The cleric, however, threatened that the Muslim community would seek legal action if the state government failed to rescind the decision.

They urged the government not to return the schools to the missionaries because according to them it was illegal.

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

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