Supreme Court verdict on Hijab “well-upheld” – Lawyer, Ogun


Human rights lawyer, Festus Ogun, on Thursday said the use of Hijab in Nigeria by willing Muslims, should not be an issue, as it is in consonant with the constitution.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that there was a mild drama at the Supreme Court premises in Abuja earlier today when a human rights activist Malcolm Omirhobo appeared in his lawyer robe complemented with other traditional apparel.

The legal practitioner, who said he is a traditionalist, argued that his decision was based on the Supreme Court judgement that ruled in favour of Muslim students wearing their hijab in Lagos schools.

Commenting on the matter, Ogun wrote on his known Twitter handle: “To use hijab is a fundamental right guaranteed by Section 38 of the 1999 Constitution. This position was well upheld by the Supreme Court, last week, in the case of Lagos State Govt. and Ors V. Asiyat AbdulKareem (Unreported). Hijab is a right. Know this, know peace.”

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