- Nigeria Law school has finally approved wearing of hijab for Muslim females during call to bar
- The Body of Benchers also cleared Firdaus Amasa six months after she was denied call to bar for wearing hijab
- MURIC last year took over Amasa's case when she was turned down by authorities of the Law School for the call to bar because was refused to removed her hijab
The social media is agog with reports of the decision of the Nigerian Law School to formally call to bar, a hijab wearing Firdausi Amasa, who was denied the honour last year.
Legit.ng gathered that the young female lawyer from University of Ilorin was disallowed to perform the ceremony because she refused to remove her hijab.
“She will now be given her certificate; a thing of joy, victory to justice, fairness to humanity, Yushua Abdul tweeted.
In another, “JUST IN’’ by Abubakar Usman said: “Nigerian Law School: Body of Benchers approves use of hijab, invites Amara Firdaus.
“The Body of Benchers has approved the use of hijab during Call to Bar ceremony of young lawyers and that Firdaus Amasa.’’
Muhammed Ayuba tweeted: “Nigeria Law school approved the use of hijab during call to bar and call Amasa Firdous to bar…..Alhamdulillah for this great news.’’
Another tweet by A. A. Sanyaolu @AAsanyaolu, said: “Hijab approved at law schools in Nigeria, you dey jubilate. That was expected because no such law against it but law school code of conduct. Don’t be too religious about it.’’
"Firdausi Amasa is a hero, when history is been related her name will be written in gold, her resoluteness to stand for what she believe has paved way for other Muslim female students to wear their Hijab during their call to bar.
According to DawahNigeria @dawahnigeria, "news reaching the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) on Thursday, June, 21, 2018 says that Firdaus Amasa, the University of Ilorin law graduate whose call to bar was denied due to her use of hijab has now been invited to attend the July 2018 call to bar."
It was reported that MURIC took over the young lawyer’s case since last year when she was turned down by authorities of the Law School for the her Call to Bar because was refused to removed her hijab.
According to the reports, she would be admitted along with other young lawyers in July in Abuja.
In his response, the director, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Ishaq Akintola, commended the Body of Benchers for reviewing the case and for allowing professionalism to be the deciding factor.He thanked all Muslims who intervened in the matter, saying: “We are also grateful to the House of Representatives for the positive role it played in the matter.
“We felicitate with all Islamic organisations as well as Muslim brothers and sisters who stood with us all these days, particularly during the aborted public hearing at the National Assembly.”
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Ameer, The Muslim Congress (TMC), Lukman AbdulRaheem, said: “The news is a victory for procedural justice, rule of law and constitutionalism. Amasa has registered her name as a heroine of Islam.“She demonstrated faith, patience and steadfastness in the face of harassment of Islamophobes in the Law School.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the House of Representatives intervened in the ongoing controversy over the refusal of the Nigerian Law School to graduate one of its students, Amasa Firdaus.
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