Gov Bello signs bill amending Sharia law

From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna

Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has signed into law a Bill to Amend the Shariah Administration of Justice Law, 2021, in the state and other related Matters, 2022.

Governor Sani Bello carried out the constitutional duty at the Government House, Minna Thursday.

The law, which is cited as the “Shariah Administration of Justice (Amendment) Law, 2021,” took effect from August 9, 2022.

The amendment was made on Section 4(1)(b) of the Principal Law, to insert “when exercising original jurisdiction and at least three judges when exercising appellate jurisdiction.”

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