Adventist church frowns at El-Rufai’s preaching bill
The Northern Nigeria Union of Seventh Day Adventist Church has frowned at the proposed plan by the Kaduna State government to amend an existing law aimed at regulating religious preaching activities in the state.
The body stated that it shares the government’s concerns on the devastating consequences of violent religious crisis, which has led to huge loss of lives and properties, while insisting that Christianity preaches peace.
The church, in a statement signed by the President, Northern Nigeria Union of SDA church, Pastor Francis Daria, said there will be negative implications on its membership and role as a worldwide church should the bill come into operation.
“But having studied the provisions of the Executive Bill for a law to substitute the Kaduna State Religious Preaching Law 1984, as transmitted to Kaduna State House of Assembly by Governor Nasir el-Rufai, we believe there will be negative implications, which will affect our membership and role as a worldwide church with membership in over 200 countries and territories recognised by the United Nations,” the church said.