Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has indicated that his administration will enforce the laws regulating religious preaching to guard against hate speech and to stave off religious crises.
“Here, we are keeping to the old law regulating religious activities,” the governor said when he met with newsmen at a parley organised to mark his one year in office. “Whether you like it or not, we must implement some of the rules,” he added.
“Because there was no regulation, we had this case of Boko Haram from the grassroots. It metamorphosed into what we are going through now,” Lalong said, recalling that in his time as speaker of the state legislature, the House had responded to pressures from concerned persons to initiate and pass a law in that regard.