El-Rufai defends proposed religious bill


Yesterday, Kaduna State Government defended the system of governance adopted by Gov Nasir El-Rufai, saying that the criticisms trailing some of the policies of the administration were from mischief makers bent on politicising the religious bill and verification exercise.

This was made known by the SA to the governor on Political Affairs, Mallam Uba Sani. He said: “You may accuse Gov. El-Rufai of anything, but you don’t even have to know him too well to deduce that he is not the type to be swayed by any form or shade of primordial religious sentiments.

The bill in question is not even a new law, as some persons are making it appear. This law has existed since 1984, with amendments in 1987 and 1996. Recall that at some point, Kaduna State became notorious for religious riots and there was the compelling need to resort to all legal means possible to tackle this matter that never does anyone any good.

Hence the amendment of this law, that is aimed at stemming religious extremism. So, like we have severally explained, in further amending this law, the government is only seeking to discourage the use of religion for violence and division.”…. so he isn’t an imbecilic Herod….


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