Jun 13, 2021

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Catholic Bishops tackle NASS, Demand Removal Of Sharia Law from 1999 Constitution

  • Catholic bishops in Nigeria have proposed that the National Assembly make some changes to the country’s constitution
  • The bishops urged Nigerian lawmakers to do the Projecting the country’s secularity according to Sections 10 and 38 of the 1999 Constitution
  • According to the clergy, no religion is recognized by Nigeria’s highest law except Islam < / li>

Abuja – Catholic bishops under the auspices of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) called for law from the Constitution of on Thursday 10th To be deleted in 1999.

The leadership reports that CBCN expressed its position in one of the President, Archbishop Augustine Akubeze, and the Secretary, Bishop Camillus. signed memorandum expressed Umoh.

In the memo presented to the Senate Constitution Review Committee in Abuja, the bishops declared that Nigeria will have lasting peace and unity the established status that Islam enjoys in the constitution must be ended.

The clergy called on the National Assembly to end the secularity of Nigeria under Sections 10 and 38, as none Other religion besides Islam is recognized by the country’s highest law, Vanguard added. CBCN claimed that the 1999 constitution was an imposition of the military, adding that it has disadvantaged Christians and adherents of other religions in every place with a Muslim majority.

Nigeria will suffer if Sharia law is introduced in the southwest

In the meantime the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has the National Assembly urged not to be swayed to approve the passage of Sharia law in the Southwest.

According to the religious organization, the entire nation will go through another major crisis if the Islamic legal system invades the Nigerian constitution.

PFN President Bishop Wale Oke advised the legislature not to be vulnerable to malicious people whose goal it is Land continued to ruin.

MURIC supports proposal for Sharia law

In other news, the Islamic human rights group Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed its support for the Proposal declares Sharia law enforced in the southwest region of the country.

Professor Akintola explicitly warned the PFN to mind their own business.