Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai Tuesday told stakeholders that the preaching bill he sent to State Assembly has no intention of banning evangelism in the state but only to curb emerging religious extremism.
Represented by his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan at a roundtable organised by a Non-governmental Organisation, Carefronting Nigeria in Kaduna, the Governor posited that security of lives and property formed the basis of government’s intention.
According to him, the government appreciates the reservations and contributions of religious leaders and other critical stakeholders who have made their genuine positions, adding that some people have started politicizing the good intention of government to restore peace in Kaduna.
He noted that the bill if passed will have a framework where some strange ideological beliefs that are not in tandem with both faiths will be checked, stressing that the bill is not a law and everybody should make contribution.
Source – nigerianbulletin.com