Sultan of Sokoto, Abubakar Sa’ad has berated the Nigerian Law School for denying a student from being called to the bar over her use of the hijab.
Sa’ad said the Nigerian constitution allows the use of hijab.
While speaking on Saturday at the fifth national convention of Muslim Public Affairs Center, MPAC, Sa’ad said the hijab is a sign of decency and mode of dressing for any woman.
Sa'ad was represented by Sanni Abubakar Lugga, Waziri of Katsina.
“Is the Law School saying they are above National Judicial Council, NJC, they are above the Nigerian constitution, and they are above these three senior courts?
“His Eminence wonders why hijab has now become a controversial issue. Hijab simply means decent dressing by females. So why should decent dressing be a problem? The hijab is not just an Arabic word. In English it means decent dressing.
“His Eminence has asked Nigerians to reflect and see that this is not only an Islamic mode of dressing but a Christian mode of dressing.
“It is also a Judaism mode of dressing and it is a dressing for every decent woman. It is a dressing for any woman who wants to preserve her chastity in public.”