Lady Denied Called To Bar Over Hijah Finally Allowed To Take Part In Ceremony
Firdaus Amasa, the Nigerian law graduate who made news last December after the Nigerian law school refused to call her to bar because she was wearing a Hijab, was on Tuesday, allowed to take part in the Call to bar ceremony wearing a small covering over her hair.
After much deliberations, the Body of Benchers decided to allow her wear a small covering over her hair just the way Honourable Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa does.
It will be recalled that Ms Amasa, was in December, denied entry into the hall for the ceremony which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for refusing to remove her hijab.
The recent development has attracted commendations and jubilation from Islamic organisations, among which is the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit.
In a statement by its Amir (President), Saheed Ashafa, the MSSN Lagos said that allowing Ms Amasa to be called to the bar would encourage Muslim females to be dedicated to their academics.
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