The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II have said the North will “decimate itself if they fail to address the horde challenges confronting them.
The 14th Emir of Kano,stated this while speaking at an event to mark the 60th birthday of the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
He highlighted the main problems facing the region as poverty, millions of out-of-schoolchildren, malnutrition, drug abuse, Almajiri and the Boko Haram insurgency.
He said the challenges facing the region must be addressed immediately.
The traditional ruler said this a week after the World Bank in a report said 87 per cent of the poor in the country resided in the North.
North should stop relying on quota system and federal character. “If we don’t listen, there would be a day when there would be a constitutional amendment that addresses these issues of quota system and federal character,”.
The ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria said the region should not continue to rely on quota system and federal character to get jobs for its children at the expense of the other parts of the country busy educating their own children and turning out graduates.
According to him, investing in education is the only way the region will save itself from the imminent destruction.
He further urged Northern leaders to emulate El-Rufai, by investing in education.