A Kaduna State High Court has declared, illegal the state Religious Bill recently passed by the State House of Assembly.

The Court held that the plan by the State government to issue licences to pastors of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria using the Religious Regulatory Bill is a gross violation of their fundamental human rights.

The Court added that the passage of the religious bill is inconsistent with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).

The judge, Justice D. Gwadah, said the actions of the State House of Assembly despite a pending court proceedings and the subsisting court injunction restraining the action, “is an affront to the court”.

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