Senate President, David Mark, has
revealed that the National Assembly is
willing and ready to enact a law to address
religious extremism in Nigeria. Mark made
this known at a reception organised in
honour of John Cardinal Onaiyekan on his
30th Episcopal ordination and elevation to
the College of Cardinals in Abuja on Sunday.
According to him, the National Assembly was willing to make
the religious environment much friendlier by enacting laws
that would fight all forms of religious intolerance and
extremism in the society. He said that the legislature was
holistically looking at the issue of immorality in the society
without preference to any particular one.
His words: “We are ready to support religious activities that
will foster unity in the country, we are ready to make laws
that will fight religious extremism,” he said. He said that the
issues would be addressed as presented to the National
The Senate President further said that the Senate had
already passed the bill on gay marriage and was awaiting the
report of the House of Representatives before it would be
sent to the executive
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