FG Hails US For Removing Nigeria From Religious Freedom Blacklist

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    The Federal Government has hailed the decision of the United States to remove Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom concerns.

    It described the move as fair and just.

    In a statement issued in Paris, France, on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed reiterated his earlier stand, when the country was put on the list last year, that Nigeria does not engage in religious freedom violation or
    have a policy of religious persecution.

    He said Nigeria jealously protects religious freedom as enshrined in the country’s constitution and takes seriously any infringements in
    that regard.

    ”We will continue to ensure that every Nigerian has the freedom to practise his or her own chosen religion or belief without hindrance.”

    The minister said, while commending religious leaders in the country who have been working to ensure religious harmony.

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