A student from Olorunfunmi Grammar School Idimu, Ikotun was on Monday asked to remove her Hijaab.

This is coming just as court had ruled that Muslim female students across government schools in Lagos could wear the Hijaab.

The principal and teachers claimed that they hadn’t gotten any confirmation that the students were allowed to wear the Hijaab.

A similar case was also reported in a school at Osodi.

When contacted, the Amir(President) of MSSN Lagos, Saheed Ashafa, said appropriate actions are being taken to forestall such occurrences.

He assured Muslim students that proper measures have been taken to ensure a successful implementation of the Court of Appeal judgement.

“God’s willing, those who disobey the judgement will not be allowed to go scot-free. We only have few cases and we are attending to them already.

“In case students encounter challenges in exercising their fundamental right of putting on  hijab, they can send a text message or put call across to 08035024464 or 0‎8103634627,” he said.

In a related development, the Secretary of MSSN Lagos, Sodiq Idowu, said the case at Ikotun has “almost been resolved”.

Recall that the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Thursday, July 21, 2016 granted the right to wear hijab in all public primary and secondary schools in Lagos State.

The Court of Appeal Justices – Ali Gumel, Modupe Fasanmi, Adamu Jauro, Joseph Ikyegh and Cordelia Jombo-Ofo – unanimously interpreted that sections 38 and 42 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) guarantees the fundamental human right of wearing hijab. 

Delivering the judgement on the right to wear hijab in Lagos State-owned primary and secondary schools, the lead Justice Gumel said, “Having fully resolved all the five issues for determination in this appeal against the Respondents, this appeal is meritorious and is therefore allowed. The Judgement of Lagos State High Court delivered on 17th, October 2014 in suit No ID/151M/2013 is hereby set aside.”

The MSSN Lagos Amir also urged the general public to visit
‎http://magazine.mssnlagos.net/judgment-granting-right-to-wear-hijab-in-lagos-state-public-schools/ ‎to download the full court of Appeal  judgment.

Details later. ..

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