•Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmuminin Kabir Usman
The Emir of Katsina and Chairman, Katsina State Traditional Council of Chiefs, Dr. Abdulmuminin Kabir Usman, has lamented the spate of poverty in Northern Nigeria, saying the country’s poverty is domiciled in the region.
The traditional ruler stated this in Katsina when he received in audience the members of the Arewa Organisations Movement for Asiwaju led by Senator Abu Ibrahim at his palace.
According to him, “I was in Lagos some two to three weeks ago, the first since 1967 and I have seen how Lagos commercial activities are transformed and I concluded that all the nation’s wealth is in Lagos State.
“But when you come back here, the whole poverty of Nigeria is in the Northern part of the country. I say my mind even if it is going to be a problem. And I bear it even if it turns out to be a problem.
“I don’t speak from my mouth, I speak from my heart. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) says we should say the truth and if we can’t we should keep quiet,” he said.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Ibrahim, told the emir that Tinubu is capable of addressing the challenges afflicting Nigerians if elected as president of the country come 2023.
He explained that the delegation was at the emir’s palace to solicit for his blessings, support and advices on how to actualize the dream of the Arewa Organisations Movement for Asiwaju.
KATSINA EMIR LAMENTS POVERTY IN NORTHERN NIGERIA. Really?
This is one thing that I find truly irritating. Who does this man think that he is kidding? Eight years ago, we conspired to foist “another northerner” General Muhammadu Buhari, a self-confessed regional, tribal and religious jingoisti to pilot the affairs of Nigeria.
Those who arranged the gamble endeavoured to convince all that it was a brilliant idea. See where it took us.
Late Junai Mohammed, Tanko Yakassai, Prof Attahiru Jega and a host of others are straining to distance themselves from a popular position that they held, against reason and available data some six years ago. . Buhari and the problems of the north didn’t change. They just gradually evolved for the worst, in plain sight, following the same trend line, only faster.
Yes, Buhari took nepotism and made it into an artform. He has had no apologies for this right from the onset in 2015. Note that we are not discussing the strident cry of #Marginalisation and demand for #Restructuring from down south. No, we are talking about Buhari’s abject failure in lifting his very own people from the triple clutches of #Ignorance, #Poverty and #Disease. This much I put to Gov Aminu Bello Masari early in those days about five years ago. All my dire predictions have come to pass. And I am no seer!
As a patriotic Nigerian, no matter how reluctant, I must conclude with, SAI BUHARI?
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