THE House of Representatives yesterday said there is no Sharia Bill before it and that contrary to the general uproar on the proposed legislation, no such bill has passed second reading on the floor of Green Chamber.
Speaking on the controversial issue yesterday, the Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affair, Abdulrazak Namdas, said there was the need for him to clarify the issue because of the numerous enquiries from reporters and members of the public.
“On this issue of the proposal people are calling the Sharia Bill, a lot of people came to my office today. I want to make clarifications.
“We don’t have a bill in the House of Representatives called the Sharia Bill. What we have is that a member on the floor of the House made a proposal to amend the constitution and this was referred to the Special Committee on Constitution Review of which I’m a member.
“Now, it actually talks about trying to amend a certain section of the Sharia. As it is, it’s been referred to a committee. And if the committee decides that this is not worth a bill, it will not even come back to the House.” (Punch.ng.com)