LAI MOHAMMED FAULTS NIGERIA’S INCLUSION ON U.S. BLACKLIST

Written by on December 9, 2020

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS DENIED ALLEGATION BY THE UNITED STATES OF ENGAGING IN SYSTEMATIC AND EGREGIOUS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM VIOLATIONS, PROTESTING THE COUNTRY’S INCLUSION ON THE LIST OF COUNTRIES VIOLATING RELIGIOUS FREEDOM.

WITH THIS, NIGERIA NOW JOINS SUCH COUNTRIES AS CHINA, IRAN, PAKISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA ON THE BLACKLIST.

US SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO, HAD ANNOUNCED THE MEASURE VIA TWITTER ON MONDAY, SAYING HIS COUNTRY WOULD CONTINUE TO ACT WHEN “RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS ATTACKED.”

REACTING TO THE US ACTION YESTERDAY, THE MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, SAID IN A STATEMENT IN ABUJA THAT 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.


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