Nasarawa Assembly Initiates New Innovations In Sharia, Area Courts

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By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia


A Bill to reposition Sharia and Area Courts in Nasarawa State has scaled 2nd reading at the floor of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA). 
Speaker Ibrahim Abdullahi Balarabe announced the passage on Tuesday after the sponsor, Mohammed Alkali (APC, Lafia North) gave the substance of the bill during House proceedings. 
The Speaker committed the bill to the Committee on Judiciary to study and work on it and report back to the House on 27th October, 2021 for further deliberations. 
Earlier, Alkali said the bill if passed into law will bring new innovations and strengthening the activities of the state’s Area Courts and Shariah Court of Appeal for optimal performance and enhancement of administration of Justice in the state.
He that it will also give room for cases attended to at Area courts can be appealed to Shariah court, adding that only trained lawyers with four years post call experience can be a judge in the Area Court.

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