Female Muslim students may now use hijab in public schools in Lagos State, according to a circular from the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN) area unit of the state.
A high court in Lagos ruled against the use of hijabs in schools in October 2014, but a court of appeal later revised the judgment in July 2016.
Unhappy with the decision, the state government has brought the case before the supreme court. In August 2018 it subsequently imposed a ban on hijab use.
The state government, however, has demanded in a new circular that the status quo be retained in order to prevent court contempt. However it said the hijab must be “short, smart, neat and uniform (skirt) in the same color.