The Body of Benchers has approved the use of hijab during Call to Bar ceremony of young lawyers and that Firdaus Amasa has also been invited to attend the Call to Bar coming up this July 2018 after the approval from the distinguished bench men.
This statement was contained in a press statement issued by MURIC. The Muslim body in the release voiced its satisfaction with the decision of the benchers whilst congratulating all those who have stood by the Body in the struggle.
We like to express our sincere gratitude to the Body of Benchers for painstakingly reviewing the case and for allowing professionalism to be the deciding factor.
”MURIC thanks all Muslim leaders who intervened on behalf of Firdaus Amasa. We are also grateful to the House of Representatives for the positive role it played in this matter.
We felicitate with all Islamic organizations as well as Muslim brothers and sisters who stood with us all these days, particularly during the aborted public hearing in the National Assembly,” it said.
However, from the information gathered by The Nigeria Lawyer (TNL) the correct position is that a decision was taken to allow Firdaus Amasa to be called to the Bar wearing a small covering over her hair, The Honourable Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa style, while the Body of Benchers continues to deliberate on appropriate means of a dress code generally.