Popular Nigerian LGBT advocate, Bisi Alimi has stated that he strongly believes that Nigeria will be a safe place for LGBTQ people with time.
In Nigeria LGBT people are criminalised under both the Criminal Code Act and the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2013.
During a question and answer section on his Instagram page, Bisi Alimi was asked by a fan if he felt Nigeria would be to a safe place for the LGBTQ community in the nearest future.
The Nigerian gay rights activist who got married to Anthony Davies on the 5th of November, 2016, in London, replied by stating that he believes that would happen, as Nigerians have the ability to be kind, loving and accepting.
“Yes I strongly believe that. I strongly believe that like every other humans and nations, Nigerians and Nigeria have the ability, the tendency and the emotions to be kind, loving, welcoming and accepting. But it won’t happen over night, we will to all come together and see the intersectionality in our reality.”