We have the number to amend the Constitution to Suit Our Own Position as Muslims - CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has advocated for the amendment of the Constitution to suit the position of the Muslims in the country.

The CJN also advocated for Shari’a law to be taught in universities in Nigeria using the Arabic language.

He said: “As we all know, there are sections of the constitution that allow the implementation of Shari’a personal law and apart from that, we cannot do more. However, we have the number to amend the constitution to suit our own position as Muslims...”

"...The Shari’a law should be taught in Arabic not English. There is no university in Nigeria that runs Shari’a in Arabic; they all teach Shari’a in English. So, academicians let’s also look into this issue.”

The CJN stated this while declaring the 20th Annual Judges Conference open at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria Faculty of Law’s Moot Court. He was represented by Justice Muhammad Danjuma, Grand Khadi of Niger State.

The theme of this year's conference is ‘Documentation of Contracts in Islamic Law: Procedure, Sample Precedents and Practice’. It is organized by the Centre for Islamic Legal Studies (CILS) of the ABU in collaboration with the National Judicial Institute (NJI).

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