El-Rufai’s Religious Bill Will Divide Nigeria – Benue CAN

El-Rufai’s Religious Bill Will Divide Nigeria – Benue CAN

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on April 3, 2016
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Mallam Nasir el Rufai satan
Mallam Nasir el Rufai

The Benue State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has decried the proposed Religious Bill of the Kaduna State Governor El-Rufai.

The Chairman, Rev. Akpen Leva, in a statement at the weekend pointed out that the bill is capable of tearing Nigeria further apart since it is not in line with the constitution.

He said: “The proposed bill is not in agreement with the constitution of Nigeria, which provides for freedom of religion, freedom of expression as well as freedom of association.

“it has more damaging and long term effect on the church.”

Rev Leva called on the governor to avoid substituting the existing preaching law of 1984 as amended in 1987, with the planned bill.

The association further called on the Federal Government to institute a judicial commission of enquiry to investigate the’ unabated’ genocide being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen against the farmers in the Agatu area of the state.

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