Kaduna State passes bill to grant license to pastors, imams before preaching
The Religious Preaching Regulation law, 1984, has been passed into law by the Kaduna State House of Assembly, three years after the it faced serious criticism from religious bodies and individuals.
Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi Shagali revealed thag a state inter-faith Regulatory council has been established. The chairman of the council will be appointed by the Governor on recommendation fr the Secretary to the state.
Also to be appointed by the Governor of Kaduna State are two members from the Muslim and Christian faith.
According to the bill, a restriction is placed on playing religious cassette or uses a loud speaker for religious purposes between the hours of 11pm to 4am in a public place. Also, the use of a loudspeaker for religious purposes other than inside Church or Mosque commits is now an offence.
Offenders are to face imprisonment for a term of not less than two years or pay a fine of less than N200,000.00 or both.
The bill also prohibits people from publicly insulting or seeking to incite contempt of any religion, by making false statements in such a manner that might lead to a breach of peace. Such persons shall be punished with imprisonment for a term of not less than five years a fine of not less than N100,000.00 or both.
Sanwo Olu loses weight……
Newly sworn-in governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stated that he has started losing weight due to the enormous and pressing demands of the State.
“I dare say that I have lost weight and probably I will lose a little bit more but I think it’s what the job entails and is to also ensure that you have the right team of people that would also support you”.
So when as a leader, you show that leadership support, then the message itself will trickle down and trickle down very well and that is why we have to take that very bold idea and you’re going to see a lot,” Sanwo-Olu said