Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos, has condemned the criminalization of gays in Nigeria. While Speaking with the Vatican’s weekly publication, The Tablet, on October 8, 2014, Archbishop Kaigama saith the catholic church does not support the criminalization of people because of their different sexual orientation and asked the federal government to stop punishing gay people.
“We are not supporting the criminalization of people with different sexual orientations. We would defend any person with homosexual orientation who is being harassed, who is being imprisoned, who is being punished. The federal government may want to punish them, we don’t. In fact, we will tell the government to stop punishing those with different orientations” he said