Ted Odogwu, Kano
The Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje; Prof. Ango Abdullahi, and Dr. Junaid Muhammed, on Monday in Kano lambasted ex-Information minister, Prof. Jerry Gana, for saying that the Middle Belt will not join Nigeria, if the country eventually splits.
During their separate condolence visits to the family of the late Dan Masanin Kano, Maitama Sule, the trio described Gana, as an ingrate, who benefited immensely from the unity of the country but was now allegedly fanning the embers of disunity.
Abdullahi noted that Gana’s outburst, “shows how ungrateful he is, as nothing calls for such.”
Mohammed, also accused Gana of being ignorant of Geography, adding that the ex-minister lacked the ability to situate the Middle Belt on the map of Nigeria.
Earlier in his remarks, the Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, had argued that Nigeria could only succeed if all the component units were united.
‘’The country can only be meaningful if it is united. It is sad to note that a professor is saying that the Middle Belt will not go with the North if the country breaks,” he said.
The trio said the professorial status of Gana deserved to be re-examined, “as it is sad to note that those, who have benefited from Nigeria’s unity are the same people now calling for its break-up.”
However, the new leader of the Northern Elders Forum, Dr. Paul Unongo, said the Middle Belt would remain with the North according to the “spirit and letters of one of its founding leader, Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule, to ensure the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.”
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