Nigeria at 60: What people fighting for Igbos, Hausas, Yorubas are doing – Sanusi


A former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has said those who claim to be fighting for geopolitical zones in Nigeria, are in reality fighting for a share of the national cake.

Sanusi stated this on Thursday while speaking at The Platform, an annual conference organised by the Covenant Christian Centre (CCC) in Lagos.

The virtual event was in commemoration of the nation’s 60th independence anniversary.

When asked about ways to solve the crisis and restore peace, Sanusi said Nigerians must recognize that irrespective of political office, every citizen must be good representatives of their beliefs, religion and ethnic groups.

“I don’t think that the people who say they are fighting for Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba are really interested. I mean when they get there at the end of the day, it is about them and their families.

“There is nobody out there that is really representing north or south or east. They claim to be if you look out there in the cabinet. In the history of Nigeria, there has never been a government that does not have people from every part of the country.

“So the first thing to recognize is that we must get away from the sense that holding political office is what makes you representative of a people,” he said.

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