Emir Sanusi And His Poor Understanding Of Northern Nigeria
I was certainly not caught by surprise when I read that Emir Sanusi in his key note address during the opening ceremony of Kaduna State investment programme said that the Northern Nigeria will be the poorest if the country is broken into components. I was not surprise because he is known to be making statements that are not correct or half truth.
I hope Emir Sanusi and gullible Nigerians will find my assignment useful and draw their attention to the contributions Northern Nigeria is making for the development and unity of Nigerians.
Niger Delta tribes have not been at peace for many years, the situation now remains fragile and they face a precarious future if Nigeria is broken into components
98.83% of the population voted for independence and they became a country. After they became a country, war started with at least seven armed groups in 9 of its 10 states
The fighters accuse the government of plotting to stay in power indefinitely and not fairly representing and supporting all tribal groups
If what happens in South Sudan is anything to go by, one would be correct to say being together with the rest of Nigerians is helping Niger Deltans to live in harmony with one another.
If Spain which has the fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP in the world and with population of over 40 million people created a Ministry of Sex and appointed a minister in order to boost the nations population because it believes that a nation needs to have a certain population before it can possibly attain the status of a major power in the world. Then Northern region which is more populous than the South according to all the census we had should be seen as a region which if carve out of Nigeria, the Southern part would be reduced to an unimportant region and no black nation will ever attain any position of power in the world.
In Pre –oil Nigeria, The Northern region was Nigeria’s most thriving, it was the Nigeria’s wealthiest region by GDP and helped to feed the nation, good economists and good students of history will never underestimate the Northerners that created the ground-nut pyramids, cotton farms and textile factories and with good leadership these sectors will surely be revive
The same oil in the South region which he has been blinded by has been discovered in Borno State that he said will be poorer than Niger, Cameroon and Chad if it was a country on its own. Borno will soon become oil producing state.
The North is the breadbasket of Nigeria, virtually all the southern food and livestock comes from the North
North has mineral resources far more than the South. Gold deposits are found in the North, most prominently near Maru, Anka, Yauri, Birnin Gwari; tin – ore in Plateau; pegmatite in Nassarawa; iron ore in Kogi; gypsum in Gombe; limestone in Sokoto and Uranium in Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano State. Even the hydroelectricity for the country is provided from Northern Nigeria. Southerners have been deceived and blinded by the oil that will expire within the next 50 years.
Nigeria is a blessed country of great potentials and whoever is talking about separation is an enemy of this great nation and should be treated as such. They have the means of living in any country, the same way they are now junketing across the globe and whenever they succeed in dividing us, they will relocate to wherever they want.