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(BP) – Christian leaders in northern Nigeria submitted a memorandum to the nation’s National Political Reform Conference June 9, cataloguing cases of persecution and discrimination against Christians. The National Political Reform Conference is expected to draft a revised constitution, which will then be presented to Nigeria ‘s president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The conference, which began Feb. 21 and goes until June 21, gathers 400 delegates from across the country to Abuja , the country’s federal capital city. Archbishop Peter Jatau and Elder Saidu Dogo, chairman and secretary, respectively, of the northern Nigeria chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, expressed concern in the memorandum that while the Nigerian constitution professes a secular status for the nation, state governments in northern Nigeria are Islamic institutions whose main task is to promote and propagate Islam using public funds. [Go To Full Story]