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CAN demands removal of Tanko as Chief Justice of Nigeria



The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has reacted to Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad’s call for the amendment of the constitution to accommodate more aspects of the Shari’a law.

Recall we reported that Tanko urged academics to champion the cause of redesigning the methods of teaching Shari’a law, pointing out that implementation of his suggestions would be more feasible if universities give the Shari’a law its own faculty.

Reacting to the comment credited to the CJN, CAN through its National Director, Legal and Public Affairs Evang, Kwamkur Vondip raised an alarm of a plan to islamize Nigeria. The Christian group also called for the removal of Tanko and the Chief Justice of Nigeria over the comment it described as reprehensible, reckless and insensitive.

CAN views this as the most reprehensible, reckless and insensitive statement made by a public officer, a jurist, the very head of Nigeria’s judiciary.

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