Sharia may spread to Kwara, Oyo

Lagos, Nigeria - The wind of the contentious Sharia legal system may spread to Oyo and Kwara states this year, if the words of Dr. Ahmed, National President of the Supreme Council on Sharia in Nigeria is anything to go by.

Speaking in Minna, Niger State capital during a courtesy call of the National officers of the Council of Governor Abdulkadir Kure, the president said that the council intends to open branches of the organisation in Oyo and Kwara states within the year. This is in addition to the 12 northern states that have embraced the Islamic code.

Ahmed said that decision to establish branches of the council in all the states operating the Islamic legal code and in Oyo and Kwara States was to monitor the implementation of the legal system, as well as ensure full implementation of the law.

The President decried the lukewarm attitude and support of two former military of heads of state, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abubakar Abdulsalami to the propagation of the Sharia legal system in Niger State.

According to him unlike General Muhammad Buhari, that has publicly declared his support for the legal system, the two former military leaders had failed to identify with the legal system.