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The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Matthew Kukah, has accused Northern governors of marginalizing Christians in the region.
Kukah said no Northern governor will “effortlessly sign a certificate of occupancy for the building of a church” in the region.
He said this during the launch of books “Sect and social disorder” and “Quaranic Schools in Northern Nigeria”, in Abuja.
The cleric also alleged that some tertiary institutions in the Northern part of the country have over the years refused to allocate spaces within their premises for their Christian students to worship.
He said, “As I’m talking here now, whether it is Bayero University, Usman Dan Fodio University, most of the universities and tertiary institutions in northern Nigeria, Christians don’t have a place to worship after over 40 years of the existence of these universities and these are the areas where the intellectuals, those who are going to govern Nigeria, this is where they are.
“Up till today, as I’m talking to you, you can’t find a single governor in northern Nigeria that will effortlessly sign a certificate of occupancy for the building of a church. Nowhere.”