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Supreme Court Okays Use of Hijab In Lagos Public Schools

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Supreme Court Okays Use of Hijab In Lagos Public Schools

Nigeria’s apex court, The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Thursday granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in Lagos State Government-owned schools.

 

ROYAL NEWS reports that the court delivered the ruling upholding the use of hijab by Muslim students on Thursday in Abuja.

Supreme Court Okays Use of Hijab In Lagos Public Schools

 

Justices on the panel were Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, Justice John Inyang Okoro, Justice Uwani Aji, Justice Mohammed Garba, Justice Tijjani Abubakar, and Justice Emmanuel Agim.

 

The court dismissed an appeal by the Lagos State Government and upheld the earlier judgement of the Court of Appeal which held that the ban on hijab was discriminatory against Muslim students in the state.

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