Dr Nicholas Okoh, Primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) on Saturday appealed to Nigerians to avoid hate speech. Okoh made the call in Kano when he led some members of his church to visit Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje at the Government House.
The clergyman, who described the trend in recent times as alarming, urged Nigerians to work assiduously to control hate speech. “Hate speech has serious consequences on our country as it promotes violence, extremism and conflicts. “Most of the adherents of these two religions don’t have the real understanding of the teachings of their religions; that is why we having problem with hate speeches,” he said. Okoh called on Nigerians to preach love, tolerance and understanding in order to move the country forward.