- Earlier, five US Senators jointly sent a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to immediately redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Special Concern< /li>< li>The legislature responded to the recent acts of violence against Nigerian Christians with this call
- In response, the federal government condemned the move and stated that the call was on false ground amid the major problem facing the country
On Monday, July 4th, the federal government condemned appeal by five Americans Republican senators are calling for Nigeria to be redesignated as a country of very high concern over alleged persecution of Christians.
The senators calling for a letter to the US Secretary of State made State, Antony Blinken also claimed freedom of rights of Christians to practice their religion, reports The Nation.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, reacted responded to the allegation in an interview, saying the call was based on a false premise and a misunderstanding of what was going on in the country, The New Telegraph also reports.
“You will recall that only a few months ago Nigeria was removed from the list of countries of very high concern because it was proven that not one iota of the claim that Christians or any religion were persecuted or people were not allowed to practice the religion of their choice.
“We would like to reiterate that Nigeria has not adopted a policy that denies people the freedom to practice their religion
“The country doesn’t pursue a Po either litigation of religious freedom violations and it is not true that Nigeria is persecuting anyone for their beliefs.”
Nigerians have the right to practice their own faith
Mohammed noted that the Constitution of Nigeria guarantees everyone the right to practice his or her own faith without harassment, and the government has always jealously guarded the constitutional provision.
Fire for fire: Pastor Adeboye clarifies statement about Christians buying guns and defending themselves
Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) General Overseer, Enoch Adeboye, said he never ordered anyone to buy weapons for self-defense.
In a speech at the monthly Thanksgiving service of the Church on Sunday, July 3, the minister cited Samson in the Bible as an example, saying he did not use a weapon, but the jawbone of an axe.
The RCCG leaders responded to media reports by saying it is now “fire for -fire” for each attack ff on Christians while condemning the rate of insecurity.
How We, The Presidency, Failed Nigeria – Top APC Legislator Takes Seriously US Confession
Gabriel Zock, an MP for the Kachia/Kagarko Federal Constituency, Kaduna, claimed on Wednesday June 29 that the Nigerian leadership had failed the nation on security, particularly in the States.
Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Zock said the presidency and the All Progressive Congress (APC) failed to act on their campaign promises on security.
According to him, the federal government is doing nothing decisive to stop the looming insecurity across the country.