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El-Rufai wants Kaduna Pastors, Imams licenced before preaching

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El-Rufai wants Kaduna Pastors Imams licenced before preaching

Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir Ahmed el-Rufai is in the eye of the storm again, after he mooted a censorship bill which has been presented to the Kaduna State House of Assembly seeking to license all preachers and also restrict praying time.

The bill by the former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has been rejected by the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and it is already raising tension in the North Western State which has witnessed similar crises in the past.

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The Religious Regulation Bill, designed to replace the Religious Regulation Edict of 1984, is geared towards regulating Christianity and Islam as it seeks to create an inter-faith Ministerial Committee to be appointed by the  governor and exercise control over Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, and the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.

Recall that the Kaduna State governor in January of 2013 received a bashing from adherents for allegedly insulting christianity in a post on his twitter timeline.

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