Hijab in School: Court fixes Sept 26 for judgment

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By Abdulwahab Abdulah & Bartholomew Ndukwe

Members of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, protest victimisation of secondary school students using Hijab by principals at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

Members of Muslim Students Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, protest victimisation of secondary school students using Hijab by principals at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja.

Justice Modupe Onyeabor of an Ikeja High Court has fixed September 26 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) against the Lagos State Government over the use of Hijab by female Muslim students in the state’s primary and secondary schools.

The date was taken after the court heard arguments and the adoption of written addresses from counsel representing the students and the Lagos state government,  Gani Adetola-Kaseem (SAN) and the Lagos State Solicitor General, Lawal Pedro (SAN) respectively.

MSSN had dragged the state government to court over the restriction of the use of the Hijab, on the ground that it violates their fundamental human rights.

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