The Kano State government has fixed Sunday, 7 March for the much-awaited debate between controversial cleric, AbdulJabbar Sheikh Nasiru Kabara, and a group of Islamic clerics in the state.
The state commissioner for Information and that of Religious Affairs, Mohammed Garba and Tahar Adamu respectively confirmed the latest date in a BBC Hausa report on Sunday.
The commissioners said all is now set for the debate to kick off in the state.
On 3 February the Kano State government debarred the cleric from preaching, demolished his propagation center and deployed security agents around his residence.
But in a move toward solving the religious impasse raging between the Kabara and other clerics, the governor announced on 7 February that a debate would be held in two weeks.
“After special meeting between the Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Islamic clerics from all Muslim Sects, on the need to allow for a dialogue between AbdulJabbar Sheikh Nasiru Kabara, and other scholars, the governor accepts dialogue to hold in fews days to come,” the governor said in a statement by his spokesman, Abba Anwar.