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FG hails Nigeria’s removal from religious freedom blacklist

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The Federal Government on Thursday commended the United States for removing Nigeria from its list of countries with religious freedom concerns, describing the decision as fair and just.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in a statement from Paris in France, insisted that Nigeria did 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.”

Mohammed said, ‘’We will continue to ensure that every Nigerian has the freedom to practice his or her own chosen religion or belief without hindrance.”

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