Islamic Council Demands Justice For Firdaus Amosa

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on the Nigeria Law School to immediately call Firdaus Amosa to bar or face massive protest and litigations.

Amosa was last week prevented from the call to bar ceremony at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja for wearing hijab under her wig.

Reacting in a statement, the Deputy Secretary-General of the council, Prof Salisu Shehu said NSCIA views the rejection of Amosa with grave concern.

He said: “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.

“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.”

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