- The USA recently placed Nigeria on watch-list over violations of religious freedom
- The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has backed the decision of the US on Nigeria
- According to CAN, the presidency turned a deaf ear to its suggestions on how to improve tolerance
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has backed the recent listing of Nigeria by the United States government among nations tolerating religious persecution.
This was disclosed by Samson Ayokunle in a statement by his special assistant on media and communications.
In the statement, the association warned that discrimination against Christians can result in another civil war which Nigeria may not survive.
CAN also claimed that it had proffered several solutions to the issues fuelling religious intolerance to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, Premium Times reports.
It added that the presidency had turned a deaf ear to its suggestions.
CAN also criticised the recent reports that the Chief Justice of Nigeria had called for a constitutional amendment to promote Shari’a contents.
Going further, it said appointment in the second tenure of Buhari shows his political preference for some parts of the country and the Muslim religion.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that special adviser on media and publicity to Buhari, Femi Adesina told the United States of America not to poke-nose into the affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The presidential spokesman disclosed this when he spoke on the alleged religious persecution raised against Nigeria by the western country.
Adesina also went further to note that the US was not appointed by anybody or any country to be the policeman of the world.
He said the country had her own issues and that they should face it.
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