Religious Bill: El-Rufai Not Moved By Opposition To His Policies, Says Political Adviser

Nasir El-RufaiGovernor Nasir El-Rufai will not back down from pursuing policies and programmes he has for Kaduna State, in spite of the opposition, his Political Adviser, Malam Uba Sani, has said.
Sani, who made this known while fielding questions from reporters yesterday in Kaduna, said most of the policies being criticized are in the best interest of the state and its people, adding that the criticisms‎ were the handwork of mischief makers.
“We are not going to get tired of explaining to our people that all the policies, programmes as well as legislations currently being implemented or about to be implemented by the El Rufai administration will always be in the best interest of the state. They will also be for the good of the people who overwhelmingly elected the governor into office.
“You may accuse Governor El-Rufai of anything but you‎ don’t even have to know him too well to deduce that the governor is not the type to be swayed by any form or shade of primordial religious sentiments”, he stated.
The political adviser assured that Gov. El Rufai will not betray the people that elected him.
“The governor has deep knowledge of the state and knows how easy it is for persons who do not mean well for the state, to orchestrate negative religious issues given the seemingly sharp religious divide in the state”, he said.
Sani explained that the religious bill before the Kaduna House of Assembly was not a new Law, saying it has been in existence since 1984.
“My understanding is that previous administrations in Kaduna State that had either enacted or retained this law were responding to outbreaks of religious violence in the state over time.
“So, like we have severally explained, in further amending this law, the government is only seeking to discourage the use of religion for violence and division. Kindly note however, that this law does not in any way abridge, threaten or violate the freedom of worship as enshrined in the constitution of our great country”, he said.