The federal government has lauded the United States of America (USA) for removing Nigeria from the list of countries with religious freedom concerns. ayokinews.com reports
This was made public by the Special Assistant to the President on Media, Segun Adeyemi, in a statement titled, ‘FG Hails US For Removing Nigeria From Religious Freedom Blacklist.’
According to the statement, the Nigerian Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, reiterated his earlier stance when the country was added to the list last year, saying that the country does not infringe on the religious freedom of the people neither does the Nigeria have a religious persecution policy.
Lai, stated that Nigeria cautiously protects religious freedom as enshrined in the country’s 1999 constitution and doesn’t tolerate any infringement in that regards.
Commending the religious leaders on ensuring religion harmony, the minister said, “We will continue to ensure that every Nigerian has the freedom to practise his or her own chosen religion or belief without hindrance.”