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The House of Representatives joint committee on Justice and Judiciary yesterday postponed its public hearing on the hijab controversy between the Nigerian Law School and a law school graduate, Miss. Firdaus Amasa. 

The decision follows a court injunction served the committee less than twenty-fours before the scheduled hearing.

The chairman of the Committee on Justice, Hon. Razak Atunwa, who announced the resolution, informed that the committee was served the injunction late hence, it’s inability to make put out advertorial to that effect.

The announcement was however met with protests by stakeholders who expressed disappointment at the House and the judicial system.

Reacting, the President of Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Ishaq Akintola, said his organisation will resist every attempt to stop Muslim girls from wearing hijabs in Law School adding that “an injury to one of them is an injury to all Muslims in the country”

Akintola urged the committee to analyze the wighty-nine memoranda it has received so far and make appropriate recommendations to the House.

Leadership recalls that on December 13 2017, the Nigeria Law School allegedly refused to call Firdaus Amasa to bar because she  to remove her hijab, a development that generated controversy prompting the House to intervene.

But an Abuja High court last month, ordered a halt to the investigation of the House.



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