- Governor Nasir El-Rufai has faulted the act of using public funds for religious purposes
- He also warned people against using their religion to terrorise people with different faith
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has called on government to stop sponsoring religious activities with public fund.
In a series of tweets, from the governor's twitter handle, the governor said there is a need to cure people of the dangerous believe that they can use religion to acquire preferment for themselves while derogating from the rights of those of other faiths
The governor also question the logic behind religious intolerance. According to him, how does one believe in God but show hatred for other human being created by God, just because they have different religion.
The governor reportedly made this statement on Saturday, during the Kaduna Centre for the Study of Christian-Muslim Relations’ graduation ceremony insisted that religion is a private affair and government should not interfere, but rather act as facilitators and protectors of religious act.
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While speaking at the same ceremony, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said the major problems facing Nigeria are poverty and ignorance.
Most Rev'd Josiah Idowu Fearon said: "I know that Governor El-Rufai is a governor who is a Muslim but not a Muslim governor."
Meanwhile, Governor El-Rufai's statement is coming few days after Emir Sanusi lambasted northern leaders and what he believed is their jaundiced way of approaching governance in the region.
The Emir made the disclosure at the second edition of the Kaduna Investment Forum, Kadinvest 2.0 in the state. He says the north-east and west are the most poorest in the country and even in the world.