Kano state government would reinforce the state Preaching Regulatory Law to ensure only valid and well educated people engage in religious propagation.
Governor Dr. Ganduje disclosed this during the 22nd edition of Radio Kano Qur’anic Competition at Bello Dandago House on Sunday, explaining that government is not planning to witch-hunt anybody, but intends to address the rampant cases of non-knowledgeable people claiming to be Islamic scholars but end up misleading people.
“You may remember the Maitatsine saga in the state as well as what is happening now which started through unguided preaching by evil-minded people posing as scholars”, he stressed.
The governor noted that if such activities are not standardized, considering the high population of the state, as well as what some of the self-acclaimed scholars are doing to attract followers, the situation could metamorphose into a big crisis in the state.
According to him, already, the state government has started discussing the matter with leaders of religious groups in the state, adding that the law would soon be presented to Kano State House of Assembly for amendment.
He, therefore, appealed to religious scholars to accept the proposal in good faith, urging them to enlighten their followers on the importance of the regulation as well as that of peaceful coexistence.
On the Qur’anic competition, the governor announced that those that got first to forth positions, would be sponsored for Pilgrimage to Makkah this year, by the government, adding that the organizing committee of the competition would be given a bus to facilitate their activities.