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Get set to imprison 5 000 pastors, PFN tells Kaduna governor

20 April 2016, 14:37

Kaduna - The Kaduna State Chapter of the Pentecostal  Fellowship of Nigeria said the over 5 000 pastors in the PFN would rather obey God than obey the proposed preaching bill currently before the state House of Assembly when passed into law.

The state chairman of the body, Prof. Femi Ehinmidu while speaking at a stakeholders’ conference in Kaduna added that the Kaduna State Government should be prepared to jail 5 000 of its pastors when the preaching bill was passed into law.

Ehinmidu told the state government to be ready to jail the over 5 000 pastors in the state’s PFN if the government believed it could muzzle the citizens to pass the bill into law.

Also read: Religious bill will curb extremism - El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai explained that the preaching bill was not aimed at banning the existence of Evangelism, urging religious leaders to not politicise the bill which is still set before the State’s Assembly.

The Kaduna State Governor added that the bill was aimed at curbing extremism and maintained that the bill was born out of the government’s concern for security of lives and property.

el-Rufai cautioned religious leaders against politicising the bill before the Assembly.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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