The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, has signed a Bill to Amend the Shariah Administration of Justice Law, 2021, and for other related Matters, 2022 into law.
According to a terse statement issued by the state government, Bello carried out the constitutional duty at the Government House, Minna.
The statement said, “The law, which is to be cited as the “Shariah Administration of Justice (Amendment) Law, 2021”, took effect from the 9th of August, 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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