Appeal court okays Hijab wearing in Lagos public schools

A court of appeal in Lagos has okayed the wearing of Hijab by Muslim students in the public primary and secondary schools in Lagos state.

The appellate court, with the verdict, revoked an earlier judgement by a Lagos high court in October 2014, which banned the use of Hijab in Lagos public schools.

The appeal court panel of judges headed by Justice A. Gumel, unanimously ruled that the ban by the Lagos state government was discriminatory, against Muslim students.

Other members of the appeal court special panel are Justices J.S Ikeygh, I. Jombo Offor, M Fasanmi and A. Jauro

A similar legal tussle in Osun state is now before a court of appeal in Akure, after Christian community rejected the ruling of an Osogbo High Court which approved wearing of Hijab in the state public schools.

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