Nigeria replies U.S., blames ‘political opposition’


The Nigerian government has described as false the country’s description by the U.S. as one that either perpetrates or tolerates ” severe violations of religious freedom.”

The Nigerian government stated this in a statement by the information minister, Lai Mohammed, sent to this newspaper by Mr Mohammed’s aide.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the U.S. placed Nigeria in the same category as Russia, Cuba and Uzbekistan for its attitude to religious freedom.

The inclusion of Nigeria in the religion violations list was announced by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

“On December 18, 2019, the Department of State re-designated Burma, China, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan as Countries of Particular Concern under the International…



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