The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have both kicked against the religious bill passed by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
Both groups say the controversial bill passed recently would further cause religious crisis in Kaduna State, and have advised Governor Nasir El rufai to do away with it.
Reacting to the bill, Joseph Hayab, Kaduna State Chairman of CAN, said, “You don’t make laws with the intent of causing havoc, you make laws with the intent of helping people to unite. You don’t make laws and claiming that the purpose of the law is for peace but the law itself is used to cause a crisis.”
“We are stakeholders in nation building, but when people choose to treat us as if we don’t understand what is happening, then we have to show them that we also have a right.”
The PFN expressed disagreement at the assembly for disobeying a court order restraining it from passing the bill.
Sunny Akanni, counsel to PFN, said, “We are surprised that despite the court order restraining the house from continuing with the hearing or anything on the controversial bill pending the determination of the matter, the lawmakers went ahead to pass it.
“We are going to serve forms 47 and 48 on the house for disobedience of a court order and if they don’t respond, we will charge the clerk and the speaker of the house for contempt of court.”
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