Muslim Students Ask Lagos To Issue Circular On Supreme Court Ruling
Muslim students under the aegis of the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos Area Unit have appealed to the State Government to urgently issue a circular on last Friday’s verdict of the Supreme Court approving the use of hijab in public schools.
The students also urged the government to caution its officials against harassing Muslim females wearing hijab, saying henceforth assault or harassment of female students should be criminalized.
The Amir (President) of MSSN, Miftahudeen Thanni, explained that issuing the circular would curb “overzealous” teachers and principals from contempt of court.
“The Lagos State Government should issue a circular within 30 days after the delivery of the judgement allowing Hijab,” he said, adding that the government should hold a meeting with MSSNLagos, Muslim leaders and other Islamic organizations on the size and modalities of using the hijab.