There No Industries In The North Except Politics -Arewa
A Northern socio-cultural organization, The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said that the Northern Nigeria has no industry they could boast of except politics.
Audu Ogbeh (chairman of the ACF) revealed this during a meeting with the Borno state Governor, Babgana Zulum yesterday.
According to him, the northern Nigeria has nothing it could lay it hands for sustenance apart from violence and politics.
In his statement, Audu noted that the Arewa Forum is also worried at the decline in agricultural system in the North.
He further stated that the forum has mapped out measure to take in assisting small-scale agro-industries across the region.
“We are depressed, very depressed. And anyone of us, of our age, who was not depressed, he was not well-born. Because we have nothing to leave behind for our children, and violence will not sustain us,” Ogbeh stated.
“The tragedy of the north today is that the only industry left is politics, and politics alone has never grown any society.
“We have to re-grow Borno state, we have to re-grow the north, we have to re-grow Nigeria. We have no industries, agriculture has declined and our own children have now turned to violence as a means of livelihood.
“Your Excellency, in ACF we have decided that we will not talk too much politics, we decided to focus on something else, we are going to start a program of developing small-scale agro-industries across the north.”