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Bauchi to Regulate Public Preaching

| July 2, 2012 More


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Bauchi — The Bauchi State government has set in motion a machinery to regulate all public preaching by Muslim and Christian clerics in order to ensure peace and mutual co-existence in the state.

State commissioner for religious affairs and community relations Alhaji Salisu Ahmed Barau told newsmen in Bauchi at the weekend that the action became necessary in view of the current security challenge in the state. Barau said his ministry apart from regulating preaching was vested with the responsibility of granting permission to establish mosques and churches across the state. The commissioner said the ministry was just two months old but was able to forge ahead, saying the ministry was already in contact with many religious groups, particularly the Jama’atul Nasril Islam (JNI) and Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) with a view to fostering peaceful co-existence in the state.

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