Again, Reps postpone Law School Hijab public hearing indefinitely

Again, Reps postpone Law School Hijab public hearing indefinitely



Members of the House of Representatives, Wednesday morning postponed the rescheduled public hearing to look at the controversy surrounding the prevention of a University of Ilorin law graduate, Miss Firdaus Amasa from being called to bar by the management of the Nigeria Law School.

This is the second time the public hearing will be postponed. The hearing was scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 6th February, 2018 but was later postponed to take place today, (Wednesday).

Veloxnews gathered that, hundreds of Muslims who stormed the green chamber on Wednesday, were again disappointed that the public hearing scheduled to hold has been postponed indefinitely.

Among those who had arrived the venue but were later disappointed with the new development are Director, Muslim Rights Campaign (MURIC) Professor Ishaq Akintola and President Muslim Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MMPAN) Alhaji Abdulrahman Balogun.

One of the anxious members of one of the groups that went from Lagos for the hearing said many were surprised that they had travelled long distance to attend the postponed hearing.

He said, “As at 10.30am, the public hearing did not commence as participants were only seated inside room 236, New Wing, Federal House of Representatives, Three Arms Zone, Abuja.

“The cancellation announcement was made few minutes past 11 o’clock.”

He said that the postponement may be as a result of a ruling of Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, 28th February.

He said, “The Justice had ordered that the public hearing be suspended pending the determination of the substantive suit.”

The source hinted that the two clerks of the public hearing joint committee, Mr. Idris Mora and Mr. Kamoru Ogunlana confirmed the postponement.

He quoted Mora as follows, “There is a court order served on the National Assembly restraining us. Nevertheless, those who are already around will be informed.

He added that Ogunlana said, “Yes, court order.”

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