The governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has dared the Christian clergy that prophesied his 'death' after initiating a committee for a bill to put religious leaders in check.
Speaking in an interview with Punch Newspaper, El-Rufai stressed that the need for the bill is to checkmate radical preachers that preach intolerance in the state.
In his words, "I have not seen anyone talking about Islam actually. Most of the people that say I would die, as if I would not die, are people who call themselves Christian clergy. Of course, I will die. If that apostle is truly an apostle, he should mention the day I will die."
Speaking further, 'There is nothing in that law that prevents or infringes the practice of religion. It seeks to ensure that those that preach religion are qualified, trained and certified by their peers to do it. And some sections of the media have made it as if the law was drafted against Christianity. It is most irresponsible and I have nothing to say except to leave the matter to God.'