Religious intolerance: Buhari govt reacts angrily as US places Nigeria on watchlist


The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the US designation of Nigeria as a country that engages in or tolerates severe violations of religious freedom.

The US Department of State had on Friday, listed Nigeria among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’ over its tolerance for “violations of religious freedom.”

The Buhari government said the iniquitous tag stems from an orchestrated narrative that has long been discredited

This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, and made available to DAILY POST by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

The Minister said the good people of Nigeria enjoy unfettered freedom to practise their religion, and blamed failed politicians and disgruntled elements – some of them…



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