The House of Representatives joint committee on Justice and Judiciary has notified the general public that there will be a one day public hearing and therefore called for memoranda on the recent issue where a young lady Firdaus Amasa was not called to the Bar on account of her dressing.
In a joint statement by Rt Hon Razak Atunwa and Hon. Aminu Shehu Shagari, Committee Chairmen on Justice and Judiciary respectively, it was revealed that the House of Representatives considered the motion below and referred it to the Joint Committee on Justice and Judiciary for further legislative action.
The motion is NEED TO INTERVENE IN THE HIJAB CONTROVERSY BETWEEN THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL AND AMASA FIRDAUS (A LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE) HR. 195/2017.
Pursuant to Section 38 and 89 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) the Standing Order of the House and mandate of the house, the Joint Committees on Justice and Judiciary is to hold a one (1) day public hearing on the above subject matter as follows:
Date: Tuesday 6th February, 2018.
Time: 10:00 prompt
Venue: Conference Hall 236, House of Representatives Building, National Assembly Complex, Abuja
The following stakeholders are specially invited and members of the public are welcome.
- Miss AMASA Firdaus Al-Jannah
- Nigerian Law School
- Chairman, Body of Benchers
- Attorney General of the Federal and Hon. Minister of Justice
- Nigerian Bar Association
- Other stakeholders
- General PublicAll stakeholders are requested to submit thirty (30) hard copies and soft copy of their written memorandum on a flash drive, addressed to the Chairman, Joint Committees on Justice and Judiciary, House of Representatives National Assembly Complex, Abuja to be submitted to the Secretariat at Room HG 37, Zero floor, White House, House of Representatives, National Assembly Complex Abuja on or before 26th January, 2018.
For more information please contact the Joint Committees Clerk On 08035871011 and 08033329090
Source: The Metro Lawyer