A Nigerian lawyer has been denied the call to the bar for wearing a hijab which was deemed as going against the dress code set by the Nigerian law school.
Amasa Firdaus was refused entry into the hall where the ceremony took place, the Director General of the Nigerian law school Dr Olanrewaju Onadeko told the BBC.
She refused to remove her hijab, insisting on wearing the wig on top of her head scarf, Nigerianlawyer.com reports.
Ms Firdaus described the actions of the Nigerian law school as a violation of her rights, the report says.
A woman had taken to Instagram to complain about how a “sister” was treated indiscriminately by the Nigerian legal establishment using the hashtag #justiceforFirdaus.