- Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor, has spoken on agitation in southeast of Nigeria
- El-Rufai said the representatives of the agitators are few in number in the region and so the majority must always win
- He, however, said the greatest injustice is trying to make equals unequal and unequals equal
Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna state governor on Wednesday, October 12, said it would be a grave injustice to agitate for “equal unequals” because the representatives of the agitators were few in number.
El-Rufai made this known in Abuja while welcoming the participants to the civil society organization and youths’ public hearing, organized by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on True Federalism.
He said: ''The greatest injustice is trying to make equals unequal and unequals equal; things are not done like that. What do I mean by that? There are those who have said that Nigeria and United States are the same.
''It is just like saying everyone who is six feet, five can play basket ball. As human beings, we are equal but you cannot come and stand here and say we should create nine states in each zone, Nigeria is not equal, likewise the population and resources, you can’t do that.
''The representatives of the agitators are few in number and so the majority must always win. The president of the country exists, the Senate exists and there are 36 states of the federation.
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''We the old ones are still here, some of us are good, some are bad, like the youths but you must learn to live with us because we are still here. Now, some people say because we have oil, let us have resource control.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal stated that the north is not afraid of Nigeria’s restructuring.
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