Sultan assures workers that non-Muslims are exempt from Sharia law
In Sokoto State, Sultan of Sokoto Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar has told Batch ‘B’ Stream 11 corps members that Shari’a Law does not apply to non-Muslims.
Despite the nation’s security concerns, he reassured them that their safety was ensured.
When the NYSC management team in the state, lead by the state coordinator, and a few chosen corps members made him a courtesy call on Thursday in his palace, Sultan provided the guarantee.
Abubakar further reassured them that they would be free to follow any faith they choose.
He emphasized that nobody would be forced to join Muslims against their will by stating that Sharia law is not applicable to non-Muslims.
Nobody would make you wear the hijab or make you follow Islamic regulations if you are not a Muslim, he said, adding that Sharia law is solely applicable to Muslims in Sokoto.
He urged the members of the corps to spread happiness and practice religious tolerance. He also challenged them to continue upholding the law and set an example for future generations.