Christians express concerns about religious bill

Adoba Echono

Christians in Nigeria have appealed to the House of Representatives to handle the religious bill before them with caution, so as not to infringe on the rights of other religious faiths in the country.

The Concerned Christians Citizens of Nigeria (CCCN) and the Christian Association of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Chapter, made the call in a while briefing newsmen in Abuja.

The association said that the bill must be handled with caution so as not to violate the constitution of the country.

Mr. Asuquo Allotey, the spokesperson for CCCN, said that Nigerians are united and peace loving people, which must be sustained.

“We urged all Nigeria to work for the peace, progress and prosperity of the nation and to have the interest of the nation at heart at all times.”

He also called on all Nigerians to practice their religious faith in a peaceful manner without infringing or violating the rights of others.

Mr. Allotey said Nigeria should remain a country where every citizen enjoys equal rights and is given equal opportunities to express their religious beliefs.