The Lagos State Government has appealed the Court of Appeal judgement granting the right to wear hijab in Lagos public schools.

The state government appealed to the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja.

Also, the government is currently seeking a Stay of Execution.

The appeal writ made exclusively available to iWitness NG showed that the government is appealing against the whole decision of the Court of Appeal.

Both the notice of Appeal and application for stay of execution were dated September 10, 2016.

IWITNESS NG authoritatively gathered that no date is fixed yet for the hearing of the two applications.

When contacted, Amir (President) of MSSN Lagos State Area Unit, Saheed Ashafa, noted that the applications do not stop students from putting on their hijab to school.

“We are law abiding and we will continue to be. Now, none of the actions taken by the government affect our female members right to wear hijab. We implore them them to contact 08035024464 or 08103634627 if they encounter any challenge.

“Again, I urge our members to ensure that they resist removing the hijab with their own hands. They should ensure that the teacher or overzealous principal or tutor-general does. We have a process of getting them individually answerable to the law.”

On her part, the Amirah of MSSN Lagos, Hafsah Badru, reminded the government that students and their parents are tax payers who deserved to enjoy the benefit of the law when granted.

She urged teachers to face their teaching work instead of indulging in the act of intimidating muslim students for wearing hijab.

Details later…

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