The United States House of Representatives have expressed their concern over the alleged Islamisation of Nigeria under the current administration.
The congress also said Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world and that impunity for those responsible for the killing of Christians in the country “seems to be widespread.”
Christopher Smith, the Chairman of Global Health, Human Rights and International Organisation Sub-committee on Africa, stated this in a letter inviting former President Goodluck Jonathan to make a presentation to the Sub-Committee on the challenges faced by Christians in Nigeria and the Niger Delta issue.
Chris Smith had invited Goodluck Jonathan on the 1st and 2nd February, to speak the Goodluck jonathan’s Foundation’s mandate to promote democracy, peace and change.
The letter reads:
“My subcommittee has broadly investigated the crises facing Christians in Nigeria today. My staff director, Greg Simpkins and I have made several visits to Nigeria, speaking with Christians and Muslim religious leaders across the country and visiting fire-bombed churches, such as in Jos. Unfortunately, Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world and impunity for those responsible for the killing of Christians seem to be widespread.
“In fulfillment of your foundation’s mandate to promote democracy, peace and transformational change, I invite you to come to the United States next week to share your views on this matter, including the alleged Islamisation of government under the current administration and the actions your foundation is prepared to take in pursuit of religious freedom.”