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Court of Appeal grants Lagos public school students right to wear Hijab

 There was jubilation at the premises of the Court of Appeal in Lagos on Thursday as the court granted pupils in public and secondary schools in the state the right to wear Hijab.

 

 

There was jubilation at the premises of the Court of Appeal in Lagos on Thursday as the court granted pupils in public and secondary schools in the state the right to wear Hijab.

After the judgement, Muslim males and females were seen praising God and rejoicing, crowds chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’, ‘Alhamdulilah’‎, meaning Allah is the greatest and all praise is due to Allah respectively.

The verdict stated that Muslim students in Lagos State public schools have the right to wear Hijab on their school uniforms both within and outside their school premises without being punished or victimized.

Responding to the judgement, the President of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria in Lagos State, Saheed Ashafa, expressed delight over the pronouncement by the court.

 

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