“Sharia law is only for Muslims” – Sultan of Sokoto claims

    The 2022 Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 corps members in Sokoto State, have gotten the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar’s assurance that the Shari’a Law is not binding on non-Muslims in the state.

    Speaking on Thursday August 4 when the NYSC management team in the state led by the state coordinator and some selected corps members paid him a courtesy visit, the Sultan assured the corpers of their safety in spite of the security challenges facing the country.

    Abubakar reiterated that they would be allowed to practise the religion of their choice and nobody would be coerced to become a Muslim against his or her wish.

    He said; 

    “In Sokoto, Sharia law is only binding on Muslims, nobody will force you to wear Hijab or force you to obey Islamic laws if you are not a Muslim.

    “If you are posted to schools, impact the lives of the students, make them better than you met them.

    “If you have a problem at the place of your primary assignment or where you are posted to, contact the district head over there; they are your guardians in the community.’’