The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has cleared the air on rumours of existence of a bill seeking to introduce Sharia legal system in Nigeria before the National Assembly.
Speaking at a reception organised in his honour together with Secretary to the Government of the Federation Babachir David Lawal by the Northern Nigerian Christian Politicians in Abuja, Dogara, refuted reports alleging that the House has before it a Sharia bill, according to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media & Public Affairs Mr. Turaki Hassan.
The Speaker maintained that by the provisions of the standing rules of the House, bills on constitution amendment are referred to the Special Adhoc Committee on the Review of the Constitution which has the sole prerogative to introduce constitutional amendment bills in the House. Read more