Lamido wants 100% resource control
Now we are getting somewhere. I’m beginning to believe the prediction that by 2015 Nigeria will cease to exist. All indices are pointing towards that direction. So be it, so that there may be peace.
email@example.com *********************** Well done Lamido we are with you on this matter.
firstname.lastname@example.org *********************** Your Highness, you are a very wonderful person. In fact, you have spoken the minds of every common northerner. I think it is good to continue to maintain your position that the North has nothing to lose, no matter what happens to Nigeria. The common man on the streets is benefiting very little from the so-called federal allocation. If the majority of the people from the oil-rich Igbide village in the oil-rich Delta State will live in abject poverty then something must be wrong. Like I have always said, southern leaders have succeeded in blind folding and fooling their people by giving them the impression that until they have full control of their resources, the area will never develop. But this is untenable if you consider the huge sums of money they are getting. Even now, they have the famous 13 percent oil derivation; they have NDDC; they have Ministry of Niger Delta; in 2014 budget alone, they have N111 billion allocated to them for federal government projects compared to only N2 billion allocated to the whole of the North East. They do illegal oil bunkering from which they are getting millions of USDs daily; they do sea piracy etc. Now the question is why are they still poor? I think the answer is bad leadership. So long as they will not stand against those looters who call themselves governors, senators, honourable members, commissioners, managing directors, they will never have it right even if you allocate the whole of Africa’s oil money to them. For me as a northerner, I believe necessity is the mother of invention. Definitely, we are not poor in any way; he who is blessed with over 250 different mineral resources and population with vast fertile land is absolutely richer. If somebody will think outside the box and look at the threat crude oil is facing in the world today as a result of technological advancement, then somebody will know that the good days will soon end, just like it started. I enjoin my fellow brothers in the South to please come out of the creeks and face the reality because they are on the verge of making a lifetime’s mistake. They will surely regret it soon when oil becomes insignificant in the world market.
email@example.com *********************** That’s why I like people who talk point-blank; the truth is always bitter. Thank you very much Lamido for this contribution. I am pretty sure, there are delegates who feel the same with the Lamido but dare not voice out their feeling for fear of victimisation or losing favour from their masters.