Reps To Investigate Hijab Controversy

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated a joint committee to investigate the controversy surrounding a graduate of law who was barred from the call-to-bar ceremony for insisting on wearing the hijab.

DAILY POST reports that Firdaus Amasa, a graduate from the University of Ilorin, was last Wednesday denied entry into the International Conference Centre, Abuja, venue of the event due to her refusal to remove her veil.

The development has attracted significant attention on social media, with Nigerians expressing divergent opinions on the matter.

In a motion of urgent public importance raised by Danburan Nuhu (Kano-APC), he alleged that the rights of Ms. Amasa had been violated.

The investigation was referred to committees on justice and federal judiciary.

The committee on justice is chaired by Razak Atunwa (Kwara-APC) while judiciary is chaired by Aminu Shagari (Sokoto-APC)

The committee is expected to submit its report in two weeks and come up with appropriate recommendations to guide the House to reach a decision on the matter.

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