The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Nigerian Law School for calling Amasa Firdaus to bar with her hijab on.
Firdaus was finally called to bar on Tuesday with her hijab months after she caused a stir by refusing to take her head scarf off during the call to bar procession.
In a statement sent to Concise News, the Director of the organisation, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, made this known on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said the Nigerian law school had succeeded in restoring the confidence of Nigerian Muslims in legal education by giving recognition to the identity of Amasa.
Akintola added that the Nigerian law school called Amasa and 11 other Muslims to bar on Tuesday, adding that they were allowed to wear their hijab.
MURIC appealed to the authorities to allow other female Muslim students who had decided to wear hijab below their wigs in future call to bar ceremonies.
The statement read in part; “Muslims cannot be fully integrated into all aspects of Nigerian life unless authorities make inclusiveness a cardinal principle in their policies, rules and regulations.
“We also commend all Islamic organisations that showed interest in the struggle to liberate the Nigerian Muslim woman from the shackles of neo-colonialism as epitomized by the Amasa.
“In particular, we treasure the advice and diplomatic support by the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs under the leadership of the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.
“We also commend Muslim youths who heeded our appeal for calm and therefore avoided public demonstrations over the Law school hijab imbroglio.
“We salute Amasa, her father, Alhaji Abdullahi Amasa, for sacrificing so much for a cause which they believe in.’’