No To Religious Regulation Bill – Kaduna Christian Elders
National Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF) has kick started a campaign against the proposed Kaduna State Religious Bill that aims to regulate preaching activities of religious groups and individuals initiated by the Kaduna state Government.
Christian Elders made their position known on Friday at the National Christian Centre in a media briefing at Abuja.
They asked the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to withdraw the bill from the State Assembly as they decried recent cases of adoption and forceful marriage of underage children in the country as well as the manner with which federal lawmakers killed the Gender Parity Bill.
More so, Christian Association of Nigeria, Kaduna State chapter also met with the State Governor over the proposed Religious Preaching Regulatory Bill that was presented before the State House of Assembly for passage.
Led by their Chairman, Bishop George Dodo, met with the Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Bala Bantex, on Wednesday in Kaduna State, northwest Nigeria.
Mr Bantex explained that the Religious Preaching Bill was only meant to curb religious extremism and hate speeches that could trigger religious violence in the state. He informed the Christian delegation that government has a duty to ensure that religious violence no longer threatens the relative peace being enjoyed by citizens of the state.