Pray God to Change El Rufai’s Mind On Preaching Bill, CAN Leader Tells Christians.
The chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria in Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab has called on Christians in the state to offer special prayers in churches in order for God to touch the heart of the state governor, Nasir El Rufai to abandon the state religious bill awaiting his assent. El Rufai, Kaduna Governor Addressing a meeting of CAN leaders from the 23 LGAs of the state, the CAN leader called on the governor to obey the court ruling which declared some aspects of the Bill as illegal and concentrate of addressing the security challenges in the state.
It will be recalled that the State government introduced a bill which sought to regulate the activities of religious bodies, promoting protests from some Christian and muslim groups.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria in the state dragged the state government to the state High Court, challenging the legality of the Bill.
The State High Court last Week declared that the state had no rights to screen and issue licences to religious preachers in the state, while affirming that the government had the rights to regulate religious activities in the state.
But addressing a press conference Monday, the State CAN Chairman, Rev. John Hayab appealed to the governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai to obey the Court ruling on the religious preaching bill.