Anthony Sani “Northerners truly believe in one united big Nigeria”

Anthony Sani "Northerners truly believe in one united big Nigeria"

Anthony Sani, the former secretary general of the Arewa Consultative Forum, reportedly discussed the historical and cultural elements that have influenced the political divisions between Nigeria’s North and South in a piece published in the Sun. He proposed that the North has prioritized unification and striking a balance between divergent interests, while the South has profited from its closeness to the sea and earlier access to Western education. Additionally, he made the case that while Northerners perceive politics as a means of balancing conflicting demands, Southerners typically see it as a means of allocating resources. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

He said, “The South has been at an advantage due to history, nearness to the ports, and access to Western education many decades before it reached the North. What is more, Northerners truly believe in one united big Nigeria. As a result, they regard governance as an art of balancing competing demands among constituent parts and socio-economic sectors. This is not the same with Southerners who believe the power that distributes access to national resources should be turned by turn. When it is the turn of the South, the tendency is to skew development towards the South.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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