FG TELLS UNITED STATES: NO RELIGIOUS FEEEDON VIOLATION IN NIGERIA | AfriTV Online

The Federal Government has denied allegation by the United States of engaging in systematic religious freedom violations.     In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeri...

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FG TELLS UNITED STATES: NO RELIGIOUS FEEEDON VIOLATION IN NIGERIA

Published by: O. Elijah
12/08/2020 03:39 PM

The Federal Government has denied allegation by the United States of engaging in systematic religious freedom violations.

 

 

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said Nigeria did not have a policy of religious persecution.

 

The minister described the allegation as a case of honest disagreement between the two nations on the causes of violence in Nigeria.

 

 

“Nigeria does not engage in religious freedom violation neither does it have a policy of religious persecution.

 

“Victims of insecurity and terrorism in the country are adherents of Christianity, Islam and other religions,” he said.

 

 

Mohammed said Nigeria jealously protects religious freedom as enshrined in the country’s constitution and takes seriously any infringements in this regard.

 

The United States reportedly on Monday placed Nigeria on a religious freedom blacklist.

 

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, designated Nigeria as “Country of Particular Concern” for religious freedom, alongside nations that include China, Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

 

 

Pompeo, however, did not elaborate on the reasons for including Nigeria on the list.

 

 

Analysis also shows that the 1,607 new confirmed cases are higher than those recorded the previous week (November 29 – December 5) where the country recorded 1,102 cases…

It is still uncertain whether the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end soon as President of the union, Professor ‘Biodun Ogunyemi said there were certain steps to be taken to reach that final conclusion on the issue…

 

Brig.-Gen. Ahmed Taiwo, Commander of the 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island has said that he was unaware that the Nigerian Army Headquarters had described the shootings at the Lekki Tollgate as “fake news” on Twitter…

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