President Muhammadu Buhari Sunday declared that the Federal Government under his watch would guarantee Nigerians freedom of worship.
Buhari who has been described as a religious bigot by some Nigerians, made the declaration at the second plenary meeting of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
He affirmed that the business of the Nigerian government was to protect the “lives, livelihood and property” of the citizens regardless of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.
Buhari, who was represented by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, also said by the constitution of possession to which he has subscribed and sworn to uphold that, there shall be no state religion. He said that all Nigerians are guaranteed freedom of worship.
“More importantly, also, I affirm that the business of the state is to protect the lives livelihood and property of all Nigerians regardless of religion, ethnicity and or political affiliation.
“Our pan-Nigerian mandate was to deal with the issues of economy and corruption. On security, we are on course. We must change the paradise of economy and create an enabling free enterprise.”