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|Ptf Projects: Afenifere To The Oputa Panel by df2006: 7:03pm On Mar 25, 2011|
The Abacha regime created a parallel government through the Petroleum Trust
Fund (PTF) headed by Major General Muhammed Buhari. Nothing else typifies
the marginalization of the Yoruba than the lopsidedness of the projects
carried out by the PTF. Figures from PTF Situation Reports (Vol. 2 Dec. 98)
show that the PTF carried on as if there was no South West.
Of all the roads rehabilitated by the PTF, only 1984.5 kilometres of roads
representing 10.84 per cent were carried out in the South West; from where
the bulk of the PTF revenue came since the zone consumes over 60 per cent of
refined petroleum products. All the Southern States had 4,440.43 kms or 24
per cent of road rehabilitation as against 13,870.47 kms or 76 per cent in
the Northern States zone three comprising the North-West States of Jigawa,
Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara had a lion share of 5020
kms or 27.42 per cent because the Fund’s Chairman, Buhari and the military
dictator Sani Abacha were from there; zone four comprising the North-East
States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe picked 23.48 per
cent. This is the zone where Salihijo Ahmed, the late Chief Executive of
Afri-Project Consortium APC, the sole consultants that supervised all PTF
projects came from.
Figures in other sectors were more scandalous. For instance, under the
National Health and Educational Rehabilitation Programme (NHERP), the South
West had zero allocation in the tertiary programme, while the North picked
100 per cent. In the vocational programme, the South West had zero while the
North had 97 per cent. In the primary area, the South-West had zero against
88 per cent for the North and in the secondary area, it was zero for the
South-West and 86 per cent for the North.
The health sector is similar. For the Teaching Hospitals, the South-West had
zero while the North had 62 per cent. For the Specialist Hospitals, it was
zero for the South-West and 71 per cent for the North; in General/State
Hospitals the Yoruba had nothing while the North had 56 per cent for health
clinics, it was zero for the South-West against the North’s 100 per cent.
Under the food supply summary, the Southwest had 7.26 per cent compared with
83 per cent for the North, Buhari’s zone having 60.54 per cent to itself.
Demographic Manipulation: The Northern wielders of power have skewed all
demographic indicators to marginalise the Yoruba and confer undue advantage
on the North. For instance, while the old Kano and Lagos used to have the
same number of divisions, various demographic manipulations over the years
have brought about absurd disparities between the two states. While the old
Lagos remains a state with 20 local governments, the old Kano has become two
states-Kano and Jigawa with 77 local governments. These are some of the
indices used for revenue sharing.
|Re: Ptf Projects: Afenifere To The Oputa Panel by df2006: 7:11pm On Mar 25, 2011|
there you go, south west vote wisely
|Re: Ptf Projects: Afenifere To The Oputa Panel by one mopol: 7:13pm On Mar 25, 2011|
Ha, this is really,really serious. I thought this was mere propaganda, never knew that a documented submission by the very credible afenifere captured it this way. The report is more beleivable when one considers that it was at a time when Buhari had not shown any interest in the presidency.
This man somehow has to explain this before we go further.
|Re: Ptf Projects: Afenifere To The Oputa Panel by df2006: 7:17pm On Mar 25, 2011|
Yinka odumakin the spokes person for Gen Buhari, was once the National Publicity Secretary, of the Afenifere. how time flies and things change, no permanent enemies, just permanent interest. personal interest.
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