A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has said the North can stand on its own even if other regions of the country go separate ways.
Naija News understands that Garba stated this in a series of tweets on his verified Twitter account on Sunday evening, January 31, 2021.
According to him, it is only the Northern region that practically has everything, “yet its people suffer the most, with most hope dashed, gross underproductive young population and betrayal of the elites.
Listing ‘important’ resources and developments in the north, Garba said; “The North is the single largest supplier of raw materials in all Nigerian industries, from food, the cloths to shelter through cement and other building materials available in the Northern rocks.
Garba in his submissions described as hatred the recent condemnation and controversies on Fulani herders residing in other parts of the nation.
“The cows that some few people condemn is over 20M in number in Nigeria when properly harnessed and utilize if a quarter of this number can produce a litre of milk a day, it means the North will have 5M litres of milk per day, each litre is N350, much more than a litre of fuel. This notwithstanding the endless value chain of milk processing in different industries. A cow, from its feeds to all parts of its body including its dungs is a source of value, thus a cow is wealth in all ramifications. All we need is to harness its value,” the politician noted.
He insisted that if the North secedes from Nigeria today, “many regions in Nigeria will suffer. He added that no single person is afraid of a breakup of the country.”
Click the tweet below to read Adamu Garba’s full thread:
The North have never served as slaves because it has been independent. Thus the north cannot start from the beginning nor the North to ever tolerate some war lord parading as messiahs, because the North knows governance, systems, policies and principles of tolerance and respect.
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) January 31, 2021
Meanwhile, Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF has vowed never to again allow anyone above the age of 50 to emerge as President in Nigeria.
The northern group said it is forming a synergy ahead of 2023 general elections, to ensure that no one above their contemporary age occupies any political space again, Naija News reports.