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May 11, 2010, 12:11 PM
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May 11, 2010, 09:45 PM
As usual with Nafata Bamguje, very thoughtful, intellectual and incisive. I suggest the one sure panacea for ethnic clamour is to decree that any Nigerian born or has lived in a state for a specified minimum period automatically becomes an indigene, and must enjoy all commensurate benefits and charged with commensurate duties to that state.
But who is Nafata Bamaguje, I keep asking? Is it a pen-name for a syndicate?
May 12, 2010, 11:32 AM
This piece would have been classic but for its adornment in polemic apparels!!
I really wonder what was intended with comments like Oil that the "south did not work for" and so on. Is it in contention that Agriculture cannot be possible in the South because of the extraction of oil which yields the proceeds that motivates Sharia in the North?. Why can't we write clearly instead of viewing everything from the ethnic and religious eyes?
On the issue which was flowing until undue diversion took over, i am of the opinion that True Federalism cannot be wished for rather, should be worked for. It starts with getting serious with equal education. It is a country with a high literacy rate that would understand the need to see Federalism the way it should be. My take in the development problematic of Nigeria includes the following;
-Ethnic identity is providing the security that national identity cannot do in Nigeria because, the policies in the center lean towards an ethnic agenda both in formulation and implementation.
-The effects of "Dutch disease" is more inimical to attaining a developed status than the demands for 50% derivation. Both the people in government and the governed are focused on oil rent to the detriment of other sectors including the highlighted Agricultural advantage of the North.
-Equal participation in decision making requires that stakeholders should contribute more in decisions that effect them directly.You cannot be deciding about policies that would effect people of Kawura Namoda without stakeholders from Kawura Namoda just like decisions about Enugu must have an equal representation of stakeholders of Enugu extraction in the formulation and implementation process.
-Even with the peculiarities of Nigeria as regards problems of identity-ethnic and religion-attaining true federalism is not hopeless if a path of gradual implementation is followed. This process should start with a full re-structure of the educational sector until output begins to equal input.
We are in the 21st century folks:clap:
Mar 20, 2012, 01:30 PM
The writer did not look further enough for the truth
Inept leadership is not Nigeria's main problem, inept citizens and their refusal to elect credible leadership is.
The problem of the North is not derivative but Islamic terrorism, Arabic influence, reliance and domination. their refusal to use a working model of education, professionalism and social etiquettes is.
no matter how much money you throw at the North it will still be more primitive. backward and poverty stricken than the south of Nigerian.
What needs doing is for the North to be allowed to practice its own model of socio-economics by removing it from the rest of the south and the middle belt.
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