The Lagos Government under Governor Babjide Sanwo-Olu has authorised the immediate implementation of the policy in all schools in the state.
This was contained in a circular released by the Lagos state Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola on Monday, December 5, 2022.
It explained that having exhausted all legal avenues on the matter and the verdict of the Supreme Court that students should be allowed to wear the hijab if desired, it had no choice but to abide by the law.
It added that its desire to enforce compliance is immediate.
Although the circular stated that a Comprehensive Guidelines on the use of the Hijab in schools will be issued by the government in due course, “however, you are to note that the judgement is binding on all schools in the state.”
“A Comprehensive Guideline on the use of Hijab in Schools will be issued by the State Government in due course, however you are to note that the judgement is binding on all schools in the State.
“As a law abiding administration, all Accounting Officers are to note the contents of this Circular for immediate compliance and give it the deserved Service-wide publicity,” the statement partly read.
Meanwhile many have commended the state government saying the effort is a way for the educational system.