The Oasis Reporters
July 14, 2021
By Sani Idris
They used one voice to ban open grazing, and one voice to reject the RUGA project.
They used one voice to bring on board, Amotekun against all odds, and used one voice to zone the presidency to their section of the country, come 2023.
Meanwhile, Arewa remains shattered and battered due to our unquenchable thirst for power and unsatisfiable hunger for unbridled accumulation of
With everything at our disposal; the presidency, the security apparatus, 19 state Governors, the richest philanthropists and the largest population, we cannot put up a security architecture for our region to make our environment a safe haven for learning and farming.
We lost everything; I mean, everything including sense. A Governor retrenches and fixes unimaginable school fees indiscriminately and without caution, not minding their promised consequences, albeit, no right thinking Northerner, or Northern caucus; the president, Northern Governors Forum, Northern Senators Forum or the Sultanate bothered to call him to order.
If today, the Fulani tribe and their Chief sympathizer, Sheik Gumi certifies that Fulani are into killing, kidnapping and destruction because their main source and resource, the cow had been taken away from them, then, what do you foresee in this wake of denying the rural dwellers access to farming by the Fulani bandits? Is farming not the economic mainstay of rural dwellers?
All we passionately appreciate is writing and reading rejoinders against plans, pronouncements or stances by our Southern compatriots. Let’s stick to the way we look at emerging events and developments myopically.
Let’s continue to wait for security, development and education to land upon us from the heavens.
History will surely judge our actions and our posterity will deliver the verdict.
Department of Soil Science, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria-Nigeria