The Federal Government has declared before the United Nation’s Human Rights Council that it will not bow to international pressure to allow same sex marriage in the Country. The government argued that it is not only against the cultural and traditional value of Nigerians but that 92% of Nigerians support the anti- same sex marriage bill passed by the senate.

Nigeria also accused foreign countries of sponsoring the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the Country even as it justified the execution of death row inmates in the country contending that it was in accordance with Nigerian laws.

Defending Nigeria’s Human Rights Record, at the ongoing 17th session of the Universal Peer Review (UPR), Mechanism of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke said Nigeria does not accept recommendation of some countries on same sex marriage because it is against its national values.

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