“Who declared this War against Nigeria” We or They?

(By Chxta)

“That is the reason why, from the safety of the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, these geezers can tell the President that he has “declared war on the north!No Sirs, you declared war on your own people by not taking care of them.”

Truth is bitter, or so the old saying goes. However, if you want to have any form of progress, you have to tell yourself the truth, or a variation of it at least. So let’s tell ourselves some hard truths.Our country’s north has some of the worst indices of human development on God’s green earth.

One of the states in which a state of emergency was declared, Yobe, had only 74 students register for the National Common Entrance Examinations in 2011. Kebbi, also a northern state, had 82! Nigeria is one of only three countries on earth that still has cases of polio. A disease we came close to eradicating ten years ago.

All of the polio cases are in northern Nigeria.The poverty rates in the different geo-political zones of the north are 59.7% (North-Central), 69% (North-East) and 70% (North-West), poverty being defined as those who live on less than US$1 a day. The irony of all of this, is that save the South-South states, Adamawa state, one of the #SoE states, gets more from the federation account (sharing the money), than any state in the South-East as an example.

As a matter of fact, both Adamawa and Bauchi get more revenue per person than Ogun, Oyo, Lagos, Anambra, and Enugu.And no, the problem with Northern Nigeria is not as a result of Islam. Some of the most progressive countries on the planet, think Turkey and Qatar, are Islamic countries. No, the problem with Northern Nigeria is the naked greed and avarice of the successors of Ahmadu Bello.

That is the reason why, from the safety of the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, these geezers can tell the President that he has “declared war on the north”!No Sirs, you declared war on your own people by not taking care of them. #BokoHaram has provided them an alternative, no matter how flawed that alternative may be. #BokoHaram has provided them with what you have so spectacularly failed to provide them.

(Source: Chxta Blogspot)

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