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Few months after the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, sent a religious bill to the State House of Assembly to control and in effect, ban church worship and evangelism in the state, the Rivers State Government has warned pastors against generating unnecessary noise in public places.

Governor of the state, Nyesom Wike gave this warning through his Special Adviser on Pollution Control, Mr. Nwuke Anucha.

While speaking in Port Harcourt, the state capital, during a pollution control and religious matters meeting with members of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Port Harcourt branch, the SA said the noise churches produce in Port Harcourt was becoming alarming.

He expressed concern that the noise produced by sound systems used by churches was causing unrest in the state, stressing that no responsible government would not take steps to reduce the menace.

Anucha said, “My lords, you will agree with me that the emission of gaseous substance, the sound level of our electric power generation sets and indeed the noise generated by the use of loudspeakers in some of our worship centers in no doubt cause serious disorder to human co-existence.

“It is on this premise of good neighbourliness that necessitated this meeting. The public outcry about the noise and air pollution generated by some of our churches is so alarming that no responsible and responsive government will shy away from taking necessary actions.

“Churches need to cut down the use of loudspeakers with a sound level not above the recommended decibel outside and inside.

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  1. They think that God is deaf

  2. Waoh. Good anyway but what happen when politician will come out to make their noise for position? The chucrh where politics worship? Hope they will not claim immunity? I hope this law is not only for who has no power? We are waiting for when Wike will give his daughter hands in marriage. May be this will happen wen immunity will not cover him. I hope I will not rush to court for injuntion against Rivers govt then? Think o becos we will not allow any noise pollution during your daughters or sons wedding o.

  3. Now is no longer anti Christian again. when Elrufia did it, it was a problem abi, now is no longer political. God is watching

    1. God bless you.
      Now it is WIKE it is ni longer anti Christians.

  4. My brother church own too much jare. Our God no deaf naa.

  5. Hmmm, God. Please deliver us from unrighteous leaders. Is the gov. Trying to ban public worship?


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