By Adam Muhammad Gusau
The All Progressives Congress APC in Zamfara State has strongly condemned the recent scrapping of seven Shari’a components by the state government under the leadership of Governor Dauda Lawal in the state.
This was made known by the state publicity secretary of party, Yusuf Idris in a statement made available to Hotpen Sunday.
“The APC attention has been drawn to the most unfortunate Zamfara State government circular of Restructuring of Government Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) signed by the permanent secretary cabinet affairs, Lawal Hussain and shared to the public for immediate implementation.”
The party described the circular as anti Shari’ah and the progress of Islamic teachings in the Shari’ah practicing state which is move ever made in the state by its chief executive as being initiated and implemented by present governor Dauda Lawal Dare which is the quiet and gradual dismantling of Islamic structure without recourse to the possible implications of the actions.
“The scrapped Islamic Shari’ah component include, Qur’anic Recitation and Tajweed Agency, Sharia Research and development Commission, Public Complaint Commission, Anti Corruption Commission, Directorate for Qur’anic Schools and Islamic organisations, Islamic Preaching, Jumaat Mosques and Eid Praying Grounds Establishment Regulation Commission”. Said Yusuf
“The scrap action didn’t consider the future of the over 20, 000 staffs of the affected Sharia Commissions and their family members”.
The party called the attention of governor Dauda to note that Zamfara State where close to 100 percent of the citizens are Muslims and the Shari’a components and it’s implementation has brought stability in the state
The party call on the governor to immediately restore all the scrapped Sharia implementation commissions in the state for the development of the state and Shari’a legal system.