The amalgamation of Nigeria which was purely for British convinience was wrong.The reprobates that preside over Nigeria can shout 'One Nigeria' at the top of their voices but inwardly they know there is nothing like that. The bottom line is the oil industry which is consistently fueling bank accounts overseas.No leader with faith in his country can transfer money to another country under any guise.Our leaders are crooks and no one believes them.However the long hidden and often denied ethnic tensions are beginning to boil over and a major catastrophy is only a matter of time.
You are a stranger for ever in any other part of Nigeria no matter how long you live there.I did my NYSC in Kano in the 80's and l witnessed what Nigerians from the south were experiencing there. The Kano State Government showed no concern for these people even when many of them were born there and speak fluent Hausa. It never bothered the Government even when it is clear that these people were agents of development.When you see Pakistanis and Moslems from other nations accessing jobs before Nigerians you start to wonder what type of country is Nigeria. What you see on the ground contradicts the lies and deceptions meted out by Nigerian leaders everyday.
If l were still in Kano today l would still be a stranger but l am a US citizen having fulfilled the requirements.
It is therefore ridiculous that the Hausa/Fulani elements are fighting against discrimination ,killing and maiming women and children around Jos when similar situations are yet to be addressed in Kano,Sokoto,Maiduguri,Bauchi etc.
One igmnorant psychopath had the gall to try to introduce a bill at Abuja restricting it to the Jos situation only. With the present state of affairs l don't see Nigeria surviving as a country. A confederal arrangement appears to be the only option practicable.
Here's an idea..
For years now, Wole Soyinka has been calling for a Sovereign National Conference(SNC) to decide "Nigeria's" fate, but nobody seems interested.Maybe we can start our own discussion here...what do you think?
I do not know what the shadow parliament in NY plans to discuss, but I can bet my mortgage on the issue of de-nationalization of "Nigeria" not being one of them. Maybe if we talk about it often enough things will happen...