Nigeria: Religious Freedom:Written question - 142317

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Asked by Dr David Drew
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Asked on: 09 May 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Nigeria: Religious Freedom
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Nigeria on respecting the right (a) to freedom of religion or belief and (b) of Christian communities in Shari'a states to own land and construct churches in that country.
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Answered by: Harriett Baldwin
Answered on: 14 May 2018

We are 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. Religious freedom is protected by the Nigerian Constitution and we regularly discuss with the Nigerian Government at the highest levels our concerns about threats to the enjoyment of this right.

We will continue to work with the Nigerian Government, non-governmental organisations and civil society to improve both the security situation and protection of human rights for all in Nigeria.

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