President Muhammadu Buhari has told Barrack Obama-led United States that he will not sanction gay marriage in Nigeria, adding bluntly that ‘sodomy is against the law of the country and abhorrent to our culture’.
Mr Femi Adesina, spokesperson of the President, said that the issue of gay marriage was discussed during Buhari’s meeting in the US but he rejected the offer.
“The issue of gay marriage came up here (Wedenesday). PMB was point blank. Sodomy is against the law in Nigeria, and abhorrent to our culture,” he posted on his Twitter handle.
Several Nigerians have expressed fear that Obama might pressurise Buhari to sanction gay marriage in Nigeria in order to get the support of the United States.
Civil Society Organisations also urged Buhari not to listen to the US government on issues of gay rights, so as to protect the laws and values of Nigeria.