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Niger Governor signs bill amending Sharia Law

Niger State Governor, Alh. Abubakar Sani Bello has signed into law a Bill to Amend the Shariah Administration of Justice Law, 2021, in the State and for other related Matters, 2022.

Bello carried out the constitutional duty at the Government House, Minna.

The law, which is to be cited as the “Shariah Administration of Justice (Amendment) Law, 2021”, took effect from the 9th of August, 2022.

The amendment was made on section 4(1)(b) of the Principal Law, to insert “when exercising original jurisdiction and at least three judges when exercising appellate jurisdiction”.

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