Lagos - The Lagos State Government has asked the Ikeja high Court to allow the government more time to address the hijab ban in primary and secondary schools out of court.
According to Vanguard the state government through their lawyer blamed the delay in the settlement on bureaucracy.
The state asked the presiding judge to give the two parties time to reach a proper settlement terms on the issue.
The Muslim Student Association of Nigeria (MSSN) took the Lagos State Government to court for violating their fundamental human rights as Muslims by banning the use of hijabs (religious head gear) by children in primary and secondary schools.
The government and the MSSN had earlier decided to reach a form of settlement that will favour both parties, but due to the many delays on the part of the state the matter was taken to court.
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