Hijab controversy: UNILORIN law graduate, Firdaus finally called to Nigerian bar


The University of Ilorin Law graduate,  Miss Firdaus Amasa, who sparked a heated debate after challenging the restriction on use of hijab during call-to-bar ceremony,  has finally been called to bar, wearing her hijab.

She was called to the Nigerian bar with her hijab on Tuesday in Abuja, as her name appeared on number 788 in the list of the nation’s new lawyers issued by the by the council of legal education.

Amasa was last year denial due to her insistence that she will not remove her veil, (hijab) before going into the International Conference Centre Abuja venue where her set were to be called to bar.

She had described the action as “a violation of her rights, adding the hijab does not violate the dress code set by the law school but was a mere convention that the British gave to us and we have to stick to it.”

The development attracted the attention of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, and the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, who supported  her, calling for a review of the dress code.

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