Constitution Review: Muslims have Shariah court, we want Christian court — Bauchi CAN



Bauchi State Chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called for the creation of Ecclesiastical court for Christians in the State like the Sharia court for Muslims, saying it will ensure that dispute among Clerics and even Christians are resolved amicably.

In a memorandum it submitted to the House of Representatives Committee on the review of the 1999 Constitution in Bauchi on Thursday, CAN observed with grievances that despite the clear provision of the constitution, particularly section 10, to the effect that the Government of the Federation and the State shall not adopt any religion as a State religion, the law has been swept under the carpet.

CAN through its legal representative, Bichi Obadiah stated that the recognition of one religion and its legal system over the other has contravened the clear provision of constitutional recommendation.

CAN also recommended that the amendment should declare null and void any law either Federal or State which intend to or has adopted a particular religion and its legal system or facilitate or create any religious educational body without a correspondence to carter for the interest of Christian religion.


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