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Government should not spend public fund for religious purposes - El-Rufai

- 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





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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.



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai The rights of the citizen are clearly outlined in the

Constitution, and they apply equally to all persons."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai We need to cure people of the dangerous illusion that they

can use religion to acquire preferment for themselves..."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai ... while derogating from the rights of those of other faiths."





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.



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai This government believes that religion should be a private matter."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai That is why we got out of sponsoring pilgrimages as soon as

we came into office in 2015."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai Only a common citizenship guarantees to everyone the

fairness, protection, the right to life, liberty & happiness that

every human deserves."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai One feature that seems common to our diverse state is that

our people claim to be very religious."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai One feature that seems common to our diverse state is that

our people claim to be very religious."



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai Yet that devotion to religion has more often been reflected

in strife, bitter division and murderous violence..."



While speaking at the same ceremony, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi said the major

problems facing Nigeria are poverty and ignorance.





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"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

.@elrufai "I know that Governor El-Rufai is a Governor who is a

Muslim, but not a Muslim Governor." - Most Rev'd Josiah Idowu Fearon.

pic.twitter.com/kYvQtvp70X "



"Governor Kaduna

@GovKaduna

Speaking at the Graduation Ceremony, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi has said that

the major problems facing Northern Nigeria are Poverty and Ignorance.

pic.twitter.com/J2xQBQdoZ9 "



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.

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