Nigeria has denied the allegation, by the United States, of engaging in systematic and egregious religious freedom violations.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, by the Special Assistant to the President on Media, Office of the Minister of Information, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the allegation as a case of honest disagreement between the two nations on the causes of violence in Nigeria.
Mohammed said, “Nigeria does not engage in religious freedom violation, neither does it has a policy of religious persecution. Victims of insecurity and terrorism in the country are adherents of Christianity, Islam and other religions,”
The minister said that Nigeria jealously protects religious freedom as enshrined in the country’s constitution and takes seriously any infringements in this regard.