South West to Embrace Sharia Soon -Adegbite

Secretary General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Dr. Lateef Adegbite has disclosed that Sharia would soon be introduced for Muslims in the South-west of the country.

Adegbite spoke at the weekend during the formal opening course of the Muslim Students Society (MSS) at Ogunmakin in Odeda local government area of Ogun State.

According to him, "the Southern States Council for Islamic Affairs (SSCIA) will in the new year constitute a high-powered committee that would consider the modalities for the actualisation of the project and provide a workable programme for its implementation."

The introduction of the civil Sharia which according to Adegbite would be democratically pursued will be in the states that have appreciable Muslim population.

While expressing the need to carry everybody along in the project, Adegbite solicited the support and active involvement of the MSS leadership and followership in enlightening the Muslim Umma and non-Muslims alike on the project.

The NSCIA scribe who assured that non-Muslims have nothing to fear, maintained that Sharia would not be extended to them.

"Non-Muslims can choose common law court or customary court in matters being adjudicated among themselves, while Muslims would choose Sharia court in disputes among Muslims," he explained.