Benue, 13 November, 2021 / 11:00 pm (ACI Africa).
The proposed bill seeking to regulate preaching of Christianity in Nigeria’s Kaduna State is “injurious to the Church” and a deliberate attack on Christians in Nigeria, Christian leaders in the West African nation have said.
The religious preaching bill is an executive bill proposed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State to regulate the activities of all churches in the Nigerian State.
Addressing journalists at a press conference Tuesday, November 9, the Chairman of the Benue State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Akpen Leva said the proposed bill “is a direct attack on the Almighty God and injurious to the church, not only in Kaduna State but Nigeria and the world in general.”
He said it is “indeed devastating that man would conspire to enact an anti-God legislation to regulate the activities of Christianity.”
“It is a deliberate attempt to attack the church. The government of Kaduna State came up with the idea but the wide condemnation it received indicated that it was aborted and forgotten only for it to resurface and subsequently signed into law,” the CAN leader in Benue State said.