In the wake of criticism and outrage over an attempt to smuggle-in sharia law into the nation’s Constitution, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has stated that it was not true that sharia law had been introduced into the Constitution by the National Assembly.
Speaking on Saturday at a reception organised in his honour by the Northern Nigerian Christian Politicians in Abuja, Dogara dismissed reports alleging that the House has before it a Sharia bill.
Although, he admitted that a legislator had sought to put some clauses of the sharia into the constitution, however, no such recommendation had been made to the special ad hoc committee on constitution review.
His spokesperson, Turaki Hassan, quoted him as saying: