Shari’ah Council Seeks More Powers for Governors on Security

The Supreme Council for Shari’ah in Nigeria (SCSN) presented a set of significant recommendations during their visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, addressing critical issues facing the nation. The communique, delivered yesterday, outlined key suggestions for governmental action.

Among the recommendations was a call for the Federal Government to take decisive measures, within legal frameworks, to quell the prevailing insecurity in the country. The Council advocated for a constitutional review that empowers State Governors to more effectively fulfill their roles as Chief Security Officers of their respective states.

A pivotal aspect of the recommendations emphasized the need for a comprehensive investigation and prosecution of individuals arrested in connection with various killings across the nation. This included cases such as the killing of General Alkali in Plateau state, the attack on worshippers in a Church in Jos, and the killing of 11 Fulani herders in southern Kaduna.

In a distinctive stance, the Council proposed a ban on the promotion of LGBTQAI+ rights, encompassing explicit content and social media channels promoting perceived societal vices. Furthermore, the recommendation suggested that the Nigerian government maintain a principled position in condemning the Israeli actions against Palestinians, even considering the possibility of severing diplomatic ties with Israel.

Expressing support for the government’s anti-corruption initiatives and policies aimed at improving citizen welfare, the Council urged President Bola Tinubu to continue demonstrating his commitment to democracy. They asserted that Nigerians, especially those skeptical of the Tinubu/Shettima combination, have nothing to fear.

In conclusion, the Council reiterated its dedication to its struggle and active participation in the campaign for the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government, signifying a continued engagement in shaping Nigeria’s political landscape.

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