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Lar decries discrimination against Christians by northern govs

By Emeka Mamah

KADUNA — Pioneer National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Solomon Lar, has lamented the discrimination against Christians by some northern governors, saying the North will break up if the  trend continues.

Chief Lar who was the governor of Plateau State in the Second Republic spoke in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna.

He also said the Middle Belt which has contributed a lot in ensuring that the country remains indivisible and a united entity was being discriminated in the sharing of the national cake.

Lar specifically said apart from Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger, Kwara, Taraba and Gombe states the remaining 12 northern states discriminate against Christians  to the extent that they are denied lands to build  their churches.

On the N20 billion Sir Ahmadu Bello Foundation which the 19 northern governors floated to promote the legacies of the late Premier of the defunct Northern Region, Lar said the discrimination being encountered by Christians was not part of Ahmadu Bello’s legacies as he did not discriminate against anybody no matter his or her tribe or religion.

His words, “the Northern states still remember what Sardauna did for them, he made sure that there were good schools, and he established them and funded them properly.

“He ensured that the literacy level improved. He also encouraged the education of women, boys and girls at the same time,” he said.


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