The Kano State Government, on Saturday, July 4, 2015, said the reports in dailies and online media that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje banned Christians in the state from going to church on Sundays are false.
Speaking to newsmen, the Commissioner for Information in the state, Mallam Muhammad Garba, said the report was false and unfounded.
“Our attention has been drawn to the rumour making the round, particularly in the online media, regarding the restriction of movement of people, Christians or Muslims to attend places of worship in the name of a direct policy or under the guise of any other policy.
“I want to state here categorically that the story is a complete lie, false and lacks any iota of truth and substance,’’ he said.
Mallam Muhammad Garba said the government in the state is aware of the freedom of religion as enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“We in Kano State as a people and a government cherish and respect our religious differences and therefore will never introduce any policy that will be inimical to our peaceful co-existence and mutual respect,’’
He urged journalists to always check facts and verify their stories and report with every sense of fairness before publishing.
He said the government extended the monthly sanitation exercise up to enable the staff of the Refuse Management Board in the state clear up the heap of refuse in the state.
Garba further stated that the Kano state government is determined to implement people’s oriented programmes.
He emphasized the determination of the government to develop infrastructure in the state as part of the initiatives to improve the welfare of the people.