Kaduna - Uba Sani, the Political Adviser to the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has said the governor will not backtrack on the controversial religious bill despite criticisms.
Addressing newsmen in Kaduna, Sani accused mischief makers of being responsible for some of the criticisms against the El-Rufai’s policies.
The aide stated that the religious bill before the State House of Assembly that has come under so much criticism was not a new law, noting that it has been in existence since 1984.
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He said previous administrations in Kaduna State that had either enacted or retained this law were responding to outbreaks of religious violence in the state over time.
The state governor had last week met with officials of the state branch of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to seek their support on the new bill on modes of religious preaching.
- News 24