Governor Bala Warns Clergies with Inciteful Tendencies

………..says no individual or group is greater than government

By Bashir Hassan Abubakar

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has warned clergymen prone to making inciteful remarks to desist from testing the will of Government, saying that even he as Governor is not above Government.

Governor Bala sounded this warning on Saturday 22nd April, 2023 when Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu and other title holders of Bauchi Emirate Council paid him Sallah homage at the Government Bauchi.

The Governor said he is in consultation with the state chief judge and grand khadi regarding the appropriate measures on how Government can approach cases of incitement, without stifling the fundamental rights of parties involved in such cases, and that those found guilty of breaching the relative peace the Bauchi State is enjoying will be dealt with decisively.

He said Government can’t fold its arms and watch while few individuals or groups tries it’s will.

He said recent sermons by some preachers has been on national discourse and has projected Bauchi State negatively, promising that Government will address the issue administratively and in accordance with the laws of the land, giving all indicted parties fair hearing.

Earlier in his address, Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu commended Governor Bala on the visible development he brought to the State and further appealed for more of infrastructural development to communities in the suburbs and other underserved settlements within the State.

The Emir then prayed for peace, love and tranquility in Bauchi State and Nigeria.

Highlights of the visit was the grand Durba mounted by the Emir, Emirate Council members and hosts of other horse riders, amidst fanfare and pageantry, defying the sweltering heat.

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