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Meet The Ex-Gov Who Ruled Zamfara State With Sharia Law

There are many political leaders who did not just govern their States, many of them also try to leave a lasting legacy in the state and change the narrative for good. 

In Nigeria, a good number of Nigerian politicians who were fortunate to govern their state always try to leave a lasting legacy in their various states. 

The former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Sani Yerima, is no doubt one of those Nigerian politicians who did not just govern his state but also left his nark in the state. 

Yerima who took over power as the Governor of Zamfara State on Many 29, 1999, surprised many Nigerian when he enforced Sharia Law in Zamfara State. 

The Sharia Law came into effect on January 2000 and used it to govern the state through his tenure. Yerima then became the first Governor in Nigeria to rule a Nigerian State with sharia law. 

He adopted Sharia Law in its entirety but Yerima Stated that apostasy was not a criminal offence and also made it possible for all sentences in the state to be appealed in Nigeria's Federal Courts.

Senator Sani Yerima left office as the Governor of Zamfara State on May 29, 2007 and went on to serve as the Senator representing Zamfara West senatorial district between 2007 to 2019 where he served as Deputy Senate Minority Leader. 

His profile on Wikipedia detailed how Sani Yerima ruled Zamfara State with Sharia law. 


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