- Sharia law will be of zero benefits in the southwestern part of Nigeria if it is finally introduced to the region
- This was part of PFN's warning to the National Assembly amid the ongoing constitutional review
- Bishop Wale Oke, the president of the Christian association, warned the Senate that there will be grave consequences for the entire nation if the law is enacted in the southwest
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The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has called on the National Assembly to avoid being influenced to approve the enactment of Sharia law in the southwest.
According to the religious organisation, the entire nation will go through another round of serious crisis if the Islamic legal system finds its way into the Nigerian constitution, Punch reports.
PFN's president, Bishop Wale Oke, advised the legislature not to be susceptible to evil-minded fellows whose aim is to further ruin the country, Nigerian Tribune also reported.
“The problems confronting our nation are enormous than wanting to create more. Sharia law is alien to our culture of religious existence in the South-West. As such, nobody should through any subterfuge, bring it in to cause crisis.”
Support for the constitutional review
The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the Senate, Malam Uba Sani, had said that the ongoing public hearing on the review of the 1999 constitution was a good opportunity to make input in remaking Nigeria into a country where peace and justice will reign.
Legit.ng reported that while giving a remark after the first sitting of the Senate committee on the review of the constitution of the northwest zone at Hassan Usman Katsina House, Kaduna, Sani said it was fireworks on all the contentious issues, even though the atmosphere was friendly and business-like.
The senator urged the participants to continue to exhibit the same level of enthusiasm throughout the exercise, noting that Governor Nasir El-Rufai set the tone for frank, no-holds-barred discussions on day one of the public hearing.
He said the governor drew attention to the serious challenges facing the nation, saying that the country was facing one of its most trying times.