Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Islamic Council demands immediate call to bar of Firdaus Amosa, who was turned back from the ceremony for wearing hijab

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

Miss Amosa, a graduate of law, was last week Wednesday denied being called to bar at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, because she insisted on wearing hijab under her wig as dictated by her religion. 

In a statement by the Deputy Secretary-General, Prof Salisu Shehu, the council 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.

1 comment:

  1. Why is it that people always forget to use their phones to video tape scenes like this while they are there witnessing issues like this?