The Kaduna State Government on Friday, inaugurated the preaching regulatory council with the aim of stemming any act of religion that will trigger conflict in the state.
Governor Nasir El-rufai, who inaugurated the council at the Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna on Friday, said, religion must not be used for economic and political exploitation.
According to El-rufai, a religious preaching edict has been in place in the state since 1984, but his administration failed to implement it after reviewing the laws in 2016.
The governor said it is now the responsibility of the council to ensure that religion in the state is practiced in a manner that will not inconvenience others.
He said his administration is ready to tackle any negative religious practice in the state.
The regulatory preaching council is comprised of senior religious leaders from the Christian and Islamic faiths as well as traditional leader and public office holders.