The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has in a warning message sent to President Muhammadu Buhari reacted to a bill seeking to license religious preachers by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state.
A statement signed by the Chairman of the PFN in the State, Rev. Dr. Godwin Madu in Enugu on Wednesday, urged President Buhari to call Governor El-Rufai to order, as such a move was capable of throwing the country into pandemonium.
The statement read: “The situation in Kaduna State today calls for caution because this religious issue may bring problem in other states if not properly checked.
“The licensing of preachers is not in the best interest of the nation and it is contrary to the constitution of the country.
“Are we being forced to have two countries in Nigeria or two constitutions? Mr President should intervene in this matter. Let there be caution and proper understanding between government, leaders and religious leaders; let us stop anything that will not make for peace.”
Also reacting to moves by the Presidency to establish grazing reserves across the 36 States of the Federation, the PFN said it was a veiled plan to Islamize the country.
He said, “We frown at the impending doom that may befall the nation if Mr. President fails to check the incessant attempts to Islamize the states.
“We request the National Assembly not to consider such bill; let the sponsors of such bill desist from it.
“The nature of attacks on the host communities of the Fulani herdsmen is so damaging; how can a grazing field be given to them whereas it is the cause of crisis in several cities across the country.”