The Lagos State Government has said it will start monitoring the activities of churches and mosques in the state to check the preaching of hate messages.
It said it would not condone religious intolerance, adding that those caught delivering ......
hate sermons would be dealt with according to the law.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, said this on Tuesday during a meeting with members of the Nigeria inter-Religious Council, at the state secretariat, Ikeja.
He said, “Henceforth, we will start to monitor mosques and churches and ensure that clerics do not engage in hate preaching capable of endangering people’s freedom.
“Our constitution recognises the rights of every citizen to express himself or herself in a way he or she believes. Also, everyone has the right to freedom of religion and conscience.”
The commissioner urged clerics to remove their external loudspeakers after use in order not to constitute a nuisance to their community.
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