Supreme Court Upholds Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools

Rights of Muslims Female Students in Lagos state to wear Hijab to school without harassment or discrimination has been affirmed by the Supreme Court.


The case marked CA/L/135/15, is between the Lagos State Government, Miss Asiyat AbdulKareem (through her father), Miss Moriam Oyeniyi and the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria.


The Supreme Court gave the judgement on Friday June 17, 5 years after the Lagos State Government approached the Supreme Court to challenge the July 21, 2016 judgment of the Court of Appeal which reinstated the use of hijab by Muslim pupils in Lagos public primary and secondary schools.


Those on the apex court’s panel include Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Justice John Inyang Okoro, Justice Uwani Aji, Justice Mohammed Garba, Justice Tijjani Abubakar, and Justice Emmanuel Agim.


While six ruled in favour of the use of hijab, one dissented.


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