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Discrimination: Industrial Court Faults Federal Medical Centre Ebute Metta Over The Use of Hijab.

Tuesday, 15 January 2019.

His Lordship, Hon. Justice I. G. Nweneka of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, sitting in Lagos, Lagos State, on Tuesday 8th January 2019 in a judgment declared that the refusal of the FEDERAL MEDICAL CENTRE EBUTE METTA (3rd Respondent) to interview OLATUNJI SALIU HAWAW (Applicant) only because she put on her hijab is discriminatory and a violation of section 42 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 [as amended].

“Undoubtedly, the 3rd Respondent (FMC, Ebute Metta) has by its action infringed on the applicant’s fundamental rights enshrined in the above sections of the Constitution. These rights are not cosmetic but are the pivot of existence of citizens.” -Hon. Justice I. G. Nweneka

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