As the subject of the ‘Hijab’ is still one of the hottest trending topic on Nigerian Twitter for the second day in a row, Ayo Sogunro has lent his voice to one of the most controversial religious and controversial debate on social media.
Two days ago, Peace Ben Williams Blog reported, the story of a Nigerian Muslim woman who was denied being called to bar for wearing a hijab under her collarette. It is mandatory for devout Muslim women to keep their hair covered. However, this religious obligation clashes with the legal constitution which has a strict dress code.The story went viral after it was posted and shared on several social media platforms triggering a heated debated on whether it was a breach of the woman’s human rights or an abuse of the legal constitution.Ayo Sogunro is a Nigerian Lawyer, human rights activist and social entrepreneur tweeted his views on the hot topic…
He provided more details on his website. [To read more, click HERE]
Nigerians responded to his arguments thus…
The law is what it is, not what it should be. Until it is changed by those bestowed with the power to so do, they must be obeyed by everyone regardless of religious beliefs or personal opinions. Breaking the rule/law is not one of the ways of changing it.
— Benjamin Nwosu (@bennynwosu) December 15, 2017
Legal systems without these rules do not have
1. The depth of cultural diversities that we have
2. Depth of religious sentimentalities that are predominant in our society
I mean, you can’t make it work any other way in this our “do me I do you” “give Peter give Paul” country
— Goodheart (@TisKingsley) December 15, 2017
She’s educated, she knows the rules, the right thing to do is to adhere by d rules..there’s no short cuts to dis pls
— Donpasta (@Donpasta1) December 15, 2017
And to think that the british system that handed down these rules has long moved past them. Why are we still upholding outdated traditions.
— EGBA BOY (@royan025) December 15, 2017
This is the path I believe should be treaded by those opposed to the status quo
— Muyiwa Adepitan (@sanchos9607) December 15, 2017
God bless you Sir. You succinctly captured what ought to be the crux of the agitations.
— ‘Tope Fagbamila Esq. (@samtops14) December 15, 2017
So let’s say I’m a lady, I attend deeper life church and want to join the force which does not allow ladies to wear trousers. Should I be allowed cos it’s my religious right? Should I be sent into the battle field with a skirt on?
— Mike (@mickyymyke) December 15, 2017
You mean freedom to wear jeans while defending a client in court? lol.
— Chima Arubike (@stevearubike) December 15, 2017
Wn u open that and d horse bolts, where will it stop? Will you allow an Amadioha worshipper to attend with chalk on his face?
— Maxziken (@Maxziken) December 15, 2017