Sharia Law Dismissed by VP Osinbajo.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has ruled out the possibility of an implementation of Sharia Law in Nigeria.
According to a report in The Guardian, Prof. Osinbajo has said that it is near impossible for sharia law to be implement all over the country. See the report:
“He (Prof. Osinbajo) dismissed the insinuation that the Federal Government is interested in Sharia becoming a law in the country, saying: “It is not right at all for anybody to think, fret of imagine that the APC or President Muhammadu Buhari is interested in Sharia becoming a law in Nigeria.
Although, he said it was a public knowledge that a private bill on Sharia is currently before the Senate but since the government did not sponsor it there is no need to interfere.
He explained that any bill that the Federal Government wants to sponsor will go to the Senate through the Attorney General and Minister of Justice of the Federation and since the Sharia Bill is a private bill it cannot necessarily be enforced on all Nigerians.
Shedding more light on the issue, which appears to be giving Christian leaders some concern, Osinbajo said, “In the first instance Sharia is in the Constitution and it is only applicable to Muslims. Secondly, it would require the amendment of the 1999 Constitution before any law could become binding on all Nigerians.”
Culled From The Guardian Newspaper Today.