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Nigerians celebrate Firdaus’ call to bar―seven months after hijab controversy

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FOLLOWING the call to bar of Amasa Firdaus, law school graduate who was denied access to the event in December, Nigerians have taken to the social media to express their satisfaction with the outcome of the controversy.

Firdaus, a graduate of the University of Ilorin, was on Tuesday finally allowed to participate in the call to bar ceremony, which allows graduates of law to practice in the industry.

This comes seven months after she insisted, against what was the tradition, on wearing  hijab during the ceremony―an action that triggered intense debate on social media, with many demanding #JusticeForFirdaus.

Pictures of her call to bar have gone viral, with numerous Nigerians heaping praises on her and giving thanks for her ultimate victory.

Joe Abah, Country Director of Development Associates International (DAI), who in December said Firdaus should have been called to bar with her hijab, congratulated her in a recent tweet.

“Congratulations to Amasa Firdaus who has now been called to the Nigerian Bar with her hijab,” Abah said.

“I am proud to have stood on the side of honour in her case. I am proud that I don’t bay with the mob or run with the herd. The truth will always prevail.”

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Bashir Ahmad, Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, has also tweeted to congratulate Firdaus, calling the victory “one of the many good advantages of social media”.

Similarly, Ahmed Adetola Kazeem, Executive Director of Prisoners Rights Advocacy Initiative (PRAI), thanked “all men of goodwill from other faiths” and the parents of Firdaus for supporting the cause since it started.

Here are some of the tweets:

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