The Supreme Court of Nigeria has ruled in favour of the use of Hijab in public secondary schools in Lagos State and by extension the country.
According to The Nation, the Supreme Court delivered the verdict when it overruled the restriction of Lagos State on the use of head covering (hijab) by female Muslim students of public schools in the State.
A seven-man panel in a split decision of five to two affirmed a July 21, 2016 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Lagos, which set aside the October 17, 2014 judgment of the High Court of Lagos State, which upheld the hijab restriction.
According to The Guardian, the apex court declared that the ban on the use of hijab in Lagos state was a violation of sections of the Nigerian constitution that guaranteed freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.
Muslims have commended the court for the judgement.
One Facebook user, Ahmad Adetola-Kazeem, who shared the news thanked the lawyers who represented the Muslims.
Supreme Court of Nigeria rules in favour of Hijab for Secondary School Students in Lagos State and by extension all states of the country.
Re: SC/910/16- Lagos State Govt. and Ors V. Asiyat AbdulKareem
May Allah reward Alh. Gani Adetola-Kaseem, SAN who led the team of lawyers in this case and also signed and filed the brief of argument few weeks before his death, May He reward everyone who contributed to the success of the case abundantly.”