The Nigerian lawyer was smiley and very comfortable in his traditional regalia in court. His appearance in Nigerian Supreme Court in Abuja has caused a stir on the Internet
The Nigerian lawyer attends proceedings in traditional worshippers regalia at the Supreme Court in Abuja after the Apex Court endorsed the use of hijab in public places and in schools.
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“Drama at Supreme Court, Abuja as lawyer attends proceedings in traditional worshippers regalia following judgement of the Supreme Court that allows all Nigerias to express their way of worship and use their hijab in schools and public places delivered on the 17/6/2022″ she posted.
In as much as some netizens think he violated code of conduct despite the courts ruling and could soon be suspended, some say its within his rights because Nigeria is a secular country.
Here are some reactions below
“The man has grey hair, He isn’t new to the system. If they come at him, he has the grounds to defend why he dressed that way” Lanre Sonde
“He’s settling himself up for suspension. Wear your attire everywhere, not to work where there are rules that you must follow. Lawyers have a regalia and a code of conduct that they must uphold. This goes against Rule 36 of the RPC. The attire for legal practitioners is clearly stated” Asake
“That’s good since we can’t separate common sense from religion I this country” Adoyi