The Federal Government has hailed the United States for removing Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom concerns, calling the decision fair and just.


In a statement issued in Paris, France, on Thursday, Minister of
Information, Lai Mohammed reiterated Nigeria’s earlier stand when it
was put on the list in December 2020, that it 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.


He commended religious leaders in the country who have been working
to ensure religious harmony.


A statement issued by Anthony Blinken, United States Secretary of State
on Wednesday, announced the removal of Nigeria from  the list
of countries that limit religious freedoms around the world.