Kaduna Assembly set to commence debate on preaching bill

Kaduna Assembly set to commence debate on preaching bill

 From: tribuneonlineng.com

Written by:

Muhammad Sabiu-Kaduna

The Kaduna State House of Assembly is set to start debate on the Preaching Bill sent to  it   by the state governor, Mallam Nasiru el-rufai, in December 2015.

The Director-General of the State Interfaith Bureau, Namadi Musa, said this during an interview with the Nigerian Tribune, in his office, on Monday.

The director-general, whose bureau is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing and handling religious matters in the state, disclosed that on Wednesday (tomorrow), all major stakeholders from both the Christian and the Muslim sides, will  be   at  the Assembly to submit their memorandum to the lawmakers.

He said  the meeting with the lawmakers will also give the religious groups the opportunity to discuss on areas they felt should  be amended or deleted.

According to him, after  meeting with the major stakeholders, the Assembly will then, subject it to public hearing.

He assured the people of the state that the bill is in tandem with the current realities and happenings facing the state, insisting that the bill is people-oriented unlike the 1984 bill, which was superindented by the military.

“We need this bill to regulate religious activities in the state. I want you to understand that we have registered over 280 religious groups.”

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