Prior to his appointment to the Wagner Faith & Freedom Center, Professor Wagner served as the senior advisor to the U.S. State Department for global criminal justice (oversees the worst atrocities in the world on behalf of the U.S. government).
Due to chronic human rights abuses related to religious conscience (e.g., kidnappings of school children; forced displacement of Christian families, etc.), the US. State Department designated Nigeria a country of particular concern (CPC). That designation, which triggers increased international scrutiny, was removed in 2020, even as human rights abuses seemed to increase. Here is the latest from the Christian Post:
Over 32K sign petition urging U.S to reinstate Nigeria on religious freedom violators list: