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Sultan of Sokoto under fire over gender bill criticism

10 January 2017, 16:58

Abuja - The Sultan of Sokoto, Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has come under criticism for dissuading the Senate from passing the Gender Equality Bill.

He reportedly said the bill was “anti-Islam.”

Public affairs analyst, Jude Ndukwe, differed and slammed the monarch.

He dismissed the recent call as not only “false, retrogressive and oppressive.”

“It is also a continued conspiracy against the total emancipation of the female folk from the stranglehold of the high and mighty male chauvinists using religion as a cover.”

Ndukwe said such calls by the Sultan and others who toed his line of thought were an attempt to continue the subjugation of the female folk and treat them like inferiors.

He thus called on the Senate to disregard Abubakar’s call.

“So when next the Sultan of Sokoto tells you that the Gender Equality Bill is anti-Islam, tell him it is a lie. Let the bill be revisited.”

- CAJ News

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