The United States House of Representatives says Nigeria is the most dangerous place for Christians in the world.
US Congress said the impunity at which Christians in the country are slain “seems to be widespread.”
Following the report, the US Congress invited former President Goodluck Jonathan to make a presentation to them on the challenges facing Christians in Nigeria.
“My subcommittee has broadly investigated the crises facing Christians in Nigeria today.
“My staff director, Greg Simpkins and I have made several visits to Nigeria.
“We have been speaking with Christians and Muslim religious leaders across the country.
“We have been visiting fire-bombed churches, such as in Jos.
“Unfortunately, Nigeria has been cited as the most dangerous place for Christians in the world.
“The impunity for those responsible for the killing of Christians seem to be widespread.
“Your foundation (GEJ’s) promotes democracy, peace and transformational change.
“We, therefore, invite you to come to the United States next week to share your views on this matter.
“This will include alleged Islamization of government under the current administration.
“You will also detail the actions your foundation is prepared to take in pursuit of religious freedom.”
“Again, your timely concession after your electoral loss in 2015, demonstrates a commitment to democracy.
“It also demonstrates your commitment to the stability of your nation which was acknowledged by President Buhari.”
The former present actually went for the occasion.
He went with the former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, and Reno Omokri, one of his former aides.
The meetings were attended by Smith and other influential staff of the sub-committee.
Others were Congressman Tony Hall, Ambassador Frank Wolf, Gregory Simpkins and Elijah Brown.
Elijah Brown is the Vice President of 21 Century Wilberforce Initiative and other stakeholders in Washington.