Kaduna religious bill: Tread softly, Assemblies of God Cleric tells El-Rufai

Kaduna religious bill: Tread softly, Assemblies of God Cleric tells El-Rufai

By Godwin Ekosin and Eddy Akon, Kaduna

Following the controversies that trail the bill to substitute the Kaduna State religious Preaching Law, 1984 as submitted to the State’s Assembly by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Senior Pastor, Assemblies of God Church Nigeria, Kaduna District, Reverend Solomon Kasuwa, has called on the governor to tread with caution and apply wisdom in implementing policies that may affect masses in the state.

He said Kaduna, of all Northern States, is religion sensitive and as such, any bill or law that may plunge the state into religion crisis should be taken into consideration, noting that there are already laws enshrined in the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria on limits to right of religion.

The Cleric, who made the call at the 10th Anniversary of the church annual International Convention in Kaduna yesterday, added that the call became necessary at the wake of controversial bill for a law to substitute the Kaduna State Religious Preaching Law, 1984.

According to him, “the bill has something to do with faith and Kaduna is noted to be a religious fragile state, and if the bill is not properly handled, it may generate lots of problems with the two major religions in the state; Christianity and Islam.

“A week ago I said something about the proposed bill for a law to substitute the Kaduna State Religious Preaching Law 1984, that has passed two readings in the state House of Assembly.

“We have freedom of worship enshrine in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and if this bill is not properly handled, it may generate lots of problems especially with the two major religions.

“I know the Muslims are reacting and so also the Christians. This is because the bill has something to do with faith, and knowing that Kaduna state is religious  fragile. That’s why I’m calling on the Kaduna State Government to implement policies with wisdom.

“The people of the state are against the bill.  Anything that has to do with faith must be handle with utmost care and wisdom.

“The bill is coming with lots of restrictions that I know will not end well not only to the Christians but Muslims also.

“This has to be done cautiously, as it has already passed second reading. I appealed  to the government to apply wisdom.

“Even members of the House of Assembly need wisdom to handle the matter at hand so that the relative leave being enjoyed in the state will be sustained.

“The government should be very careful about this issue its about to embark upon, so that people will continue to live in peace and enjoy their faith.

“I know if there’s any crisis today, its not going to be limited to Kaduna State alone but will affect other states. That’s why we are crying that this bill should be properly looked into.

“The military regimes came up with this bill since 1984, but has not worked up till now. I don’t think the bill should come up under this democratic dispensation where there is freedom of worship.

“We’ve had some democratic governments; Senator Ahmed Makarfi, former Vice President Arch. Namadi Sambo, late Patrick Yakowa and Ramalan Yero, they never toiled with issue of religion,” he noted.

Posted from GoBroadsheet

61 thoughts on “Kaduna religious bill: Tread softly, Assemblies of God Cleric tells El-Rufai

  1. Hey there, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Opera, it looks fine
    but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping.
    I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Other then that,
    superb blog!

  2. I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be precisely what I’m
    looking for. Does one offer guest writers
    to write content for you personally? I wouldn’t mind creating a post
    or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write concerning
    here. Again, awesome site!

  3. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and
    in accession capital to say that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog
    posts. Anyway I will be subscribing on your augment or even I fulfillment you
    access constantly rapidly.

  4. Have you ever thought about writing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog based on the same information you discuss and
    would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would value your work.

    If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot
    me an e-mail.

  5. Asking questions are really nice thing if you are not understanding something entirely, but this article gives fastidious understanding even.

  6. Hi, i read your blog occasionally and i own a similar one and i was just curious
    if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can advise?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me mad so any support is very much appreciated.

  7. Post writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with after that you
    can write or else it is complicated to write.

  8. Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger,
    and I was wondering your situation; we have developed some nice methods
    and we are looking to exchange strategies with other folks, please shoot me an email if interested.

  9. It’s going to be ending of mine day, except before ending I am reading this impressive article to improve my knowledge.

  10. Tremendous issues here. I’m very happy to peer your post.
    Thanks so much and I am looking forward to touch you.
    Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  11. Hi there, this weekend is nice designed for me, because this point in time i
    am reading this impressive informative piece of writing here at my home.

  12. great publish, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this.

    You should proceed your writing. I’m confident,
    you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  13. Hi it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly, this website is
    truly good and the visitors are actually sharing pleasant

  14. Hi! This is my 1st comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
    shout out and tell you I genuinely enjoy reading your
    articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal
    with the same topics? Thanks a lot!

  15. Hi, I do think this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it ;
    ) I’m going to revisit yet again since I bookmarked it.

    Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  16. Everything is very open with a precise description of the issues.

    It was truly informative. Your website is very useful.
    Thanks for sharing!

  17. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be
    happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you
    some interesting things or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article.
    I desire to read even more things about it!

  18. Please let me know if you’re looking for a author for your site.
    You have some really great articles and I feel I would be a good asset.
    If you ever want to take some of the load off, I’d really like to write some content
    for your blog in exchange for a link back to mine.

    Please blast me an email if interested. Many thanks!

  19. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.
    I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if
    you are not already 😉 Cheers!

  20. When someone writes an post he/she retains the thought of
    a user in his/her brain that how a user can be
    aware of it. So that’s why this piece of writing is outstdanding.

  21. This site truly has all of the info I wanted concerning
    this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  22. An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto
    a coworker who was conducting a little homework on this.
    And he actually ordered me lunch due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this topic here
    on your web site.

  23. I needed to thank you for this excellent read!!

    I absolutely loved every bit of it. I have got you book marked to check out
    new stuff you post…

  24. I’ve been exploring for a little bit for
    any high-quality articles or blog posts in this
    kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this site.

    Reading this info So i am satisfied to convey that I have an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I came upon exactly
    what I needed. I most without a doubt will make certain to don?t overlook
    this web site and give it a glance regularly.

  25. It’s remarkable to pay a quick visit this web page and
    reading the views of all mates concerning this article, while I am also zealous of getting experience.

  26. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.
    nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you
    wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same
    nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  27. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up and
    let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading properly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers
    and both show the same results.

  28. Thank you for every other excellent article. The place else may just anybody get that
    kind of information in such a perfect approach of writing?
    I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

  29. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
    I have joined your feed and look forward to seeking more of your wonderful post.

    Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

  30. Ahaa, its nice discussion regarding this piece of writing here at
    this web site, I have read all that, so now me also commenting here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.