ANNOUNCEMENT: GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BILL

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Ref: ADM/SGHQ/007/227/14/02/18     Date: 28TH Jumada-Ula, 1439 AH
14th February, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENT: GENDER AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY BILL
The Sen. David Umar led Committee on Judiciary, Human Right and Legal Matters has been consistently making moves to pass the gender equality bill to law. They have packaged the one and same piece under various guises and titles. This time, it is named “Gender and Equal Opportunity Bill” The content and intents of this bill are antithetical to the fundamentals of Islam.
The Committee in a publication signed by its Chairman, belatedly notified stakeholders and members of the general public of the public hearing. Based on the foregoing, we sincerely implore all Muslim Organisations and individuals to as a matter of urgency, submit Memos on the issue. We must collectively wade off this invasion on our religion.
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) beseechs all and sundry to submit 15 hard copies of the memorandum to the Committee Secretariat at room 24, 2nd floor, Senate wing, National Assembly Complex, Abuja and soft copy; or submit at  senatecommitteeonjudiciary@gmail.com
The deadline for submission is Friday, 16th February, 2018.
The Public hearing holds on Monday, 19th February, 2018, by 11:00am prompt at the Senate Conference Hall, Room 022 New building, National Assembly, Abuja. Muslim organisations and individuals should owe it a duty to attend. “In unity is strength”

Actions:
1.Submission of Memorandum on or before 16th February, 2018.
2.Mobilising for the Public hearing on Monday, 19th February, 2018.

Signed

Prof. Salisu Shehu
Deputy Secretary General

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