Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, in his key note address during the opening ceremony of Kaduna state’s investment programme titled ‘Promoting Investment Amidst Economic Challenges’ says northern Nigeria will be the poorest if the country is broken into components.
The Emir made the disclosure at the second edition of the Kaduna Investment Forum, Kadinvest 2.0 in the state. He says the north-east and west are the most poorest in the country and even in the world. According to reports the Emir urged the region not to use the oil rich Niger delta, commercially viable Lagos and business oriented south east to mirror the living standard of the North. Going further, he urged Muslims to imbibe education and stop using religion and culture to set the region backward.
“Other Muslim nations have put forward girl education. Other Muslim countries have pushed on. We are fighting culture, we are fighting civilization. You tell me that you should not write love book in northern Nigerian. He also says it is wrong to burn books of science based on religion. “What is the crime of those books?” he asks. Going further, he questioned the right of people in having more children in the region without having the resource to take care of them.
“Of what benefit is it to the north, having 3 million children roaming about?” he asks.