The Non secular Preaching Regulation legislation, 1984 earlier than the Kaduna State Home of Meeting looking for substitution was on Friday handed into legislation
The passage of the invoice got here three years after the invoice confronted critical criticism from totally different non secular our bodies and people.
The invoice, which function is to control non secular preaching in Kaduna State with a view of selling non secular concord and peaceable co-existence amongst the residents of the state was delivered to the Home since 2016.
Presiding over the plenary, the Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Abdullahi Shagali whereas studying the invoice shut by shut stated a state inter-faith Regulatory council has been established with a md to be appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Secretary to the state.
Additionally, two members representing the Christian and Muslim religion, respectively, to be appointed by the Governor, amongst others.
Based on the Speaker, the invoice additional has it that the above talked about council shall hear and decide appeals introduced earlier than it arising from the choice of the native authorities inter-faith Committee and in addition has energy to difficulty rules thought of essential to information the state inter-faith council and native authorities inter-faith committee within the efficiency of their capabilities beneath the invoice if signed into legislation.
He additional talked about that the invoice when signed into legislation, stipulates that in every of the 23 native Authorities areas of the state, a committee to be often called the Native Authorities Inter-faith Committee needs to be established
Based on him, the native Authorities Inter-faith committee shall contemplate and advocate to state Inter-faith Regulation Council all functions for the grant of licence to spiritual preachers in addition to display screen and advocate preachers for the grant of license amongst different capabilities.
The supplementary provision defined that each one cassettes, compact disks (CDs), flash drives or every other communication devices containing non secular recordings from accredited preachers could also be performed inside a non-public dwelling unit or car, entrance porch (zaure), Church, Mosque and every other designated place of worship.
It additional acknowledged that any one that performs non secular cassette or makes use of a loud speaker for non secular functions between the hours of 11pm to 4am in a public place, and makes use of a loudspeaker for non secular functions apart from inside Church or Mosque commits an offence and shall on conviction be liable to imprisonment for a time period of not lower than two years or pay a tremendous of lower than N200,000.00 or each.
The invoice added that any one that publicly insults or seeks to incite contempt any faith, by making false statements in such a fashion as to be prone to result in a breach of peace, shall be punished with imprisonment for a time period of not lower than 5 years a tremendous of not lower than N100,000.00 or each