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PFN alleges plot to Islamise Nigeria, cautions N’Assembly

By Lawrence Njoku, Enugu
29 September 2021   |   2:16 am
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has cautioned the National Assembly against what it called “the Islamisation of Nigeria through the backdoor.”

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has cautioned the National Assembly against what it called “the Islamisation of Nigeria through the backdoor.”

This was contained in a statement signed by the Enugu State Chairman of the PFN, Bishop Goddy Madu. He said the PFN was aware of a move to smuggle in some amendments into the constitution.

“The attention of Nigerians is called to the dangerous proposals in the Senate and House of Representatives to alter sections 262 (1) and 277 (1) which provide respectively that, ‘the Sharia Court of Appeal shall, in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly, exercise such appellate and supervisory jurisdiction in civil proceedings involving questions of Islamic personal law.

“That the Sharia Court of Appeal of a state shall, in addition to such other jurisdictions as may be conferred upon it by the law of the state, exercise such appellate and supervisory jurisdiction in civil proceedings involving questions of Islamic personal law, which the court is competent to decide in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (2) of this section,” the statement added.