A human rights activist Malcolm Omirhobo caused a scene when he stormed the Supreme Court premises in Abuja on Thursday in his robe complemented with other traditional apparel, after the court approved the use of hijab in public places.
Omirhobo explained that his decision was in line with the Supreme Court judgement in favour of Muslim students wearing their hijab in Lagos schools.
KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that the Supreme Court had overruled Lagos State on its restriction of head covering (hijab) by female Muslim students of public schools in the State.
“I am a traditionalist. I have been missing all along until the Supreme Court gave the judgment on Friday that people can now appear in their religious attires of worship in their school and public school for that matter,” he told Channels Television.
“So, in the circumstance, I just interpreted everything and said they have done the right thing by guaranteeing more of our rights under Section 38 of the Constitution that gives Nigerians the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion from that decision that female students can wear hijab because it is the mode of their worship and any attempt to stop them from wearing it amounts to a violation of their fundamental right. I said, ‘It is good!’
“So, I said I need to also be appearing in my religious attire of worship because it is good for man to be with God all the time. This is my mode henceforth.”