Lagos orders schools to comply with Supreme Court ruling on use of hijab

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Lagos State government on Monday directed public and private schools in the state to allow the use of hijab by female students willing to do so.

The government’s move followed a Supreme Court ruling in June this year in a case instituted by the Muslim Students Society (MSS) against the state government.

A circular to that effect was issued on Monday by the Head of Service (HoS), Hakeem Muri-Okunola.

In the circular, the state government said it will soon release a comprehensive guideline on the use of hijab in the state public schools, while also directing that all accounting officers comply with the Supreme Court ruling.


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