Kaduna preaching bill is unconstitutional- Gumi

Sheikh-GumiProminent Kaduna-based Muslim cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, has described the preaching bill that has been generating controversy in Kaduna state as unconstitutional. Governor Nasir El-Rufai, who initiated the bill had said it was an updated version of an existing law required to curtail inflammatory sermons by faith leaders.

Sheik Gumi said the bill had gone too far. He said: “If you are trying to fight terrorism and extremism, you don’t clamp down on the freedom of speech, freedom of thought and freedom of propagation of thoughts. These liberties are enshrined in the constitution.”

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