The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) have warned against the danger of the religious regulation bill that was recently passed by the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
The religious groups warned that the bill would further cause religious crisis in Kaduna State, even as they called on the State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai to do away with it.
The Kaduna State Chairman of CAN, Joseph Hayab said: “you don’t make laws with the intent of causing havoc; you make laws with the intent of helping people to unite. You don’t make laws and claiming that the purpose of the law is for peace but the law itself is used to cause a crisis.
“We are stakeholders in nation building, but when people choose to treat us as if we don’t understand what is happening, then we have to show them that we also have a right.”
The PFN similarly expressed disagreement with the House of Assembly for disobeying a court order restraining it from passing the bill.
counsel to PFN, Sunny Akanni said: “we are surprised that despite the court order restraining the house from continuing with the hearing or anything on the controversial bill pending the determination of the matter, the lawmakers went ahead to pass it.
“We are going to serve forms 47 and 48 on the house for disobedience of a court order and if they don’t respond, we will charge the clerk and the speaker of the house for contempt of court.”