Kano State Government to Enact Law that Prohibits Public Preaching.
The kano state house of assembly has passed a bill seeking to restrict public preaching. The bill which has passed first and second reading states that no Mallam or Pastor will hence fort preach in public without seeking for approval from the authority.
This is an attempt to guide against provocative utterances made by some so called preachers in public which could cause a set back to the fragile peace enjoyed in the state. This is coming at a time when the country is suffering from one form of religious tension and crisis or the other.
Any preacher who violates the law when fully enacted, will pay the sum of 50,000 naira for the first time, 100,000 for the second time or serve a three years term in prison.
It could be recalled that such law was adopted during the military regime in the country and the kano state government deems it necessary now to control what could happen in the state as a result of some preachers’ provocative preaching that could lead to religious violence.