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Nigeria: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 130614, tabled on 1 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his counterpart in the Nigerian Government on respect for religious freedom.

Answered on

9 March 2018

This Government is firmly committed to promoting and protecting the right to freedom of religion or belief around the world, and to being a strong voice internationally in defence of this fundamental right.

Freedom of religion or belief is a basic human right. The right to freedom of religion is protected by the Nigerian Constitution. We discuss human rights with the Nigerian Government and support their efforts for peaceful coexistence.