The primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Nicholas Okoh, says homosexuality is hindering the nation’s progress by “veritably poisoning” the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Okoh made the comment in an interview in Abuja, on Tuesday.
According to him, homosexuality is an “unlawful act fed by disintegration of social values and cultures” that should be discouraged in the interest of future generations.
He said western culture had influenced the practice in Nigeria through internet and satellite broadcasting. “Homosexuality hinders the progress of a nation and such ungodly images should never be shown in Nigeria,” he said.
“It is pertinent to note that the advent of satellite broadcasting has continued to pose a serious challenge to our traditional cultures, religious values and our identity as a people
Our youths are now being deceived by the international media with values that are at variance with our culture and the teachings of our religion. What is happening in the Nigerian society is a result of international influence and urbanisation.
As people move from villages to the cities, they are detached from their ancestral authority, parents, chiefs and others. Anti-social behaviours that used to be tackled are no longer tackled all because of modernisation; essentially, people are destroying themselves,”he added.