Muslim students in primary and secondary school in Lagos state can now wear Hijab to school. This is coming after the Lagos Court of Appeal ruled in favour of the students. This means that Muslim students in Lagos State public schools have the right to wear Hijab on their school uniforms both within and outside their school premises without being punished or harassed.
The case was between the Lagos State Government and Asiyat Kareem (Minor) suing through Mr. AbdulKareem Raji; Mariam Oyeniyi through Mr. Sulaimon Oyeniyi; and Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria.
The Lagos state Court of Appeal set aside the verdict of Lagos State High Court, which earlier disallowed the use of Hijab in Lagos schools and ruled in favour of the Muslim students.