Prime Minister Teresa May of Britain is putting pressure on African leaders especially President Muhammadu Buhari to revoke local laws against same-sex marriage and get financial support. The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit, is however leading is urging Buhari to remain firm and resolute against the veiled threat from Britain.
In the press statement signed by the Amir (President) of the MSSN in Lagos State, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, President Buhari was asked to consider PM May’s suggestion on same-sex marriage as “a mere freedom of expression”.
He explained that considering such a suggestion would increase immorality and crimes in the country.
Ashafa frowned at the silence of the presidency on the matter, adding that “the president’s silence is worrisome”.
He appealed to President Buhari to continuously reiterate the position of Nigeria at all fora where such is discussed.
He also cautioned that Nigeria should not be lured by PM May’s promise that the United Kingdom’s will support any country that legalises same-sex marriage.
“Theresa and others with similar desire only need to remember that we are an independent nation with our own autonomy; our freedom of thought remains sacrosanct. The same-sex marriage ideology is a practice that should never happen in Nigeria.
“Here in Nigeria, our constitution recognises multiplicity of religion and God as the Supreme Being, and as such His forbiddens are consciously avoided. Same-sex marriage is unlawful, and it is so held. It is an abomination and a call to it is a call to destruction.”