Firdaus Amosa: NSCIA Demands Immediate Call To Bar Of Hijab Wearing Law Graduate | The Precision

•Miss Abdulsalam Firdaos Amosa
•Miss Abdulsalam Firdaos Amosa


The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs
(NSCIA) has demanded the immediate call to bar of Miss Abdulsalam
Firdaus Amosa by the Nigeria Law School to avoid nation-wide protests
and litigations.

Miss Amosa was last week Wednesday prevented from the call to bar
ceremony at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja for wearing
hijab under her wig.
The council in a statement by the Deputy Secretary-General, Prof
Salisu Shehu said “The NSCIA views this unsavoury development with grave
concern. It is the height of Islamophobia displayed by the authorities
of the Nigerian Law School, the Body of Benchers and the Council for
Legal Education, who now wilfully break the law. This is very
unfortunate and shameful because those who are supposed to be teaching
justice and fairness now fail woefully to be just and fair.
“With or without sentiments, by refusing to expose her hair in public
contrary to her religious injunctions, Miss Abdulsalam has not broken
any law. No law is superior to the Nigerian Constitution, which is the
grundnorm of Nigeria. Basically, the Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria guarantees Nigerians their freedom of religion,”
Shehu said.
“We stand behind Abdulsalam Firdaos Amosa, who acted within her
constitutional rights and we insist that she must be called to the Bar
and adequately compensated for the humiliation she was subjected to,”
Shehu said. (Daily Trust)

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