- The Kano state judiciary on Thursday, June 24, announced the appointment of new Sharia court judges
- According to the judiciary, the judges were put through some aptitude tests and interviews before they were chosen
- The approval of their appointment was given on Thursday by the chief judge of the state, Justice Nura Sagir
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Kano - By the approval of Justice Nura Sagir, the chief judge of Kano, 34 additional Sharia court judges were appointed in the state on Thursday, June 24.
The development was disclosed by the spokesman of the state's judiciary, Baba Jibo-Ibrahim, on Thursday, Punch reports.
Jibo-Ibrahim in a statement noted that the approval of the appointments was based on the performances of the judges in an aptitude test as well as an interview conducted by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), PM News also reported.
The spokesperson added that the new appointees will be sworn in on Friday, June 25, in the state's high court.
CAN warns Senate against bringing religion into Nigeria's constitution
Meanwhile, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) had warned the Senate against bringing injunctions and practices of any religion in the country into Nigeria’s constitution amid the ongoing review of the legal document.
CAN's president, Rev Samson Ayokunle, gave the warning on Thursday, May 27, during the valedictory service held for him as the Visitor to Bowen University, Iwo.
According to Ayokunle, Nigeria's secularity must be maintained and enshrined in the constitution.
"We must do away with the dual-constitution that we are using now, where religious injunctions and practices are brought into the constitution."
While noting that the amendment to the constitution was the way forward, the CAN president noted that lawmakers must not be seen to be promoting ethnicity or religion in it.
Ayokunle went on to that the county must do away with the dual-constitution that was in use where religious injunctions and practices are brought into the constitution.