The former President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Bello Shagari, the grandson of former President Shehu Shagari, has reacted to the memo sent to the National Assembly by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, cautioning them not to allow Sharia to be introduced into southwest Nigeria.
Bello Shagari assured all Nigerians that Nigeria will never become an Islamic state.
He posted this on Friday in his verified Twitter handle and also stated that the practice of sharia in Nigeria is done wrongly.
He wrote, “First of all, I have never advocated for Sharia in Nigeria. It glaringly clear that Nigeria is not an Islamic State and will never be.
“However, I have always defended sharia itself due to perceived Islamaphobia which usually condemns sharia instead of its improper usage.
“No members of any religion should impose their religion upon others, and even Allah has commanded that ‘there is no compulsion in religion. Therefore, imposing Islam upon others is even unislamic.
“Sharia is not the only thing done wrongly in Nigeria but every other law. Therefore, when criticizing sharia, we should be mindful not to be condemning it in general, as sharia in itself, is a religious instruction to Muslims, thereby making it offensive and Islamaphobic.”
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