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No Sharia bill before us —Reps spokesperson

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, declared that there was no bill on Sharia Law before it as being speculated in some quarters.

Fielding question from newsmen, Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Honourable Abdulrazak Namdas, said, “As far as I am concerned, we don’t have any such bill (Sharia law).

On the $30 million loan request from the presidency, the House spokesman said, the inability of the House to consider the request this week had nothing to do with perceived frosty relationship between the executive and the legislature.

According to him, the House resolve not to entertain the request now was as a result of the event in the Senate where the matter died, stressing that the request would be looked into at the appropriate time.

The Senate had refused to endorse the request because it was not accompanied with details.