The revelation was made this afternoon by Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Buhari on Media and Publicity.
The Presidential Spokesman, who is part of the Nigerian delegation currently on a four-day US visit at President Barack Obama’s instance, tweeted: “The issue of gay marriage came up here yesterday. PMB was point blank. Sodomy is against the law in Nigeria, and abhorrent to our culture.”
The Presidential Spokesman, however, clarified that “the same sex marriage issue came up at the joint session of Senate and House Committees on Foreign Affairs, not in direct talks with Obama.”
There had been reports before the visit that the US Government would attempt to get Buhari to accept the idea of gay marriage, which is legal in United States but unlawful in Nigeria.
News Express reports that Nigeria’s insistence on criminalising gay relations culminating in a legislation stipulating 14 years in jail for the act, was one of the issues that strained relations between the Obama administration and that of the immediate past Nigerian government under the watch of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan.
Source News Express