Amasa Firdaus, the law graduate, who stirred hijab controversy at the Nigerian Law School said she was used by God to break hijab barriers among lawyers.

In December 2017, Amasa, who graduated from the University of Ilorin was denied access to the venue of the call to bar ceremony because she refused to remove her hijab.

The law graduate had insisted that her hijab does not contradict the Nigerian Law School dress code adding that the school authorities' refusal to call her to bar is “a violation of her rights”.

However, following Amasa's decision to challenge the status quo by wearing hijab to the call to bar ceremony, her fate was left for the Body of Benchers to be decided.


After looking into the case, the Body of Benchers on Thursday, June 2, 2018, approved the use of hijab for law graduates and Amasa on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, was therefore called to bar

When asked how she feels about paving way for the use of hijab during call to bar ceremony, Amasa said she does not feel any special.

“I feel grateful to my Lord. A Muslim will always be hopeful… It was not something I did myself. A lot of people were involved. I believe it is something that Allah has personally designed, I was just used as an instrument.

“A lot of people were in hijab. I feel grateful to Allah, it is not something I did. It is what Allah did Himself. I don’t feel any special. I just believe Allah decided to use me for it.”