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Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by BAAKUS1447: 10:31pm On Feb 17
Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II has warned the North will destroy itself if it does not change its current status and address the challenges of poverty, millions of out- of- school children, malnutrition, a drug problem and Boko Haram insurgency.

The Emir said no recent leader of the North can afford to be happy in the face of the multitude of challenges confronting the region.

He stated this in Kaduna on Monday at an event marking the 60th birthday of Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufa’i.

Sanusi said leaders must follow the example of El-Rufa’i by investing in the education of the Northern children, which he said, is the only thing that will save the region.

He lamented over 87 per cent of poverty in Nigeria is in the north while millions of northern children are out of school.

According to him, nine states in the north “contribute almost 50 per cent of the entire malnutrition burden in Nigeria. There is a drug problem, Almajiri problem and Boko Haram problem in the North.”

He, however, said leaders of the region must move away from doing things the old way, which had produced the same negative results to investing in education, nutrition and primary healthcare.

Emir Sanusi also cautioned the North cannot continue to rely on a quota system and federal character to get jobs for its children at the expense of the other parts of the country, which are busy turning out graduates.

According to him: “When we talk about birthday, we talk about happiness. Just last week, someone asked me, are you happy? And I said I am not. And the person was surprised. The truth is, nobody who is a leader in Northern Nigeria today can afford to be happy.

“You cannot be happy about 87 per cent of poverty in Nigeria being in the north. You can’t be happy with millions of Northern children out of school. You can’t be happy with nine states in the North contributing almost 50 per cent of the entire malnutrition burden in the country.

“You can’t be happy with the drug problem, you can’t be happy with the Boko Haram problem. You can’t be happy with political thuggery. You can’t be happy with all the issues; the Almajiri problem that we have.

“So, we wish Nasir a happy birthday but we do not want him to be happy as a leader. Because you are happy when you think you have reached a state of delivering and taking your people to where you want them to be.”

Sanusi added: “Now, because of the condition of Northern Nigeria, it is almost correct now to say that, if you are seen as normal, if you are a governor in the North or a leader in the North, and you are seen as normal in the sense that you continue to do what your predecessors have been doing, doing the same thing, which has been normalised, then, there is something wrong with you, you are part of the problem.

“The real change in the north will come from those who are considered mad people, because you look around and say if this is the way we have been doing things, and this is where we have ended up, maybe we need to do things differently.

“If we have populated the government with middle-aged men, maybe we need to try younger people, maybe we need to try women. If we have spent our money and time on physical structures, maybe we need to invest more in the education of our children. Maybe we need to invest more in nutrition. Maybe we need to invest more in primary healthcare.

“And the truth is if you look at what Nasir is doing in Kaduna, with 40 per cent of his budget in education, that is the only thing that is going to save the North. I know that, when we say these things, they don’t go down well.

“We have been saying this for 20 to 30 years. If the North does not change, the North will destroy itself. The country is moving on. The quota system that everybody talks about must have a sunset clause.

“The reason that people like Nasir stand up and they are nationalists is that they don’t have any sense of inadequacy. You don’t need to rise on being from Kaduna State or being from the North or being a Muslim to get a job, you come with your credentials, you go with your competence, you can compete with any Nigerian from anywhere.”

He went on: “We need to get our northern youths to a point where they don’t need to come from a part of the country to get a job. And believe me, if we don’t listen, there would be a day when there would be a constitutional amendment that addresses these issues of a quota system and federal character.

“The rest of the country cannot be investing, educating its children, producing graduates and then they watch us, they can’t get jobs because they come from the wrong state when we have not invested in the future of our own children.

“So, as we celebrate Nasir at 60, we need to celebrate him as a public officer who is addressing the core problems of his constituency. It is education, it’s girl child education, it’s women’s right, it’s child begging, it parental irresponsibility, demographic growth, it’s managing a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic and multi-religious society and bringing them into one community where they are all citizens and he has done a lot that we can learn from.

“We have just heard how he has developed himself over the years, he is a Surveyor, he is a lawyer, he has got Masters degrees, he has had over 80 certificates from Havard because education is what makes a man.”

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by festacman(m): 10:38pm On Feb 17
Emir Sanusi is a lone voice crying in the 'wilderness' of change, saying CHANGE YE NORTHERN LEADERS and invest in positive human capital development and reform outdated socio-cultural/economic systems because your people are being left behind and the consequences of inaction will be much worse than robbery, kidnapping and armed banditry. The magnitude and impact of the inevitable uprising will be better imagined than experienced. Take a cue from the conservative Saudi Arabia, which has realised that reforms are necessary to catch up with neighbours like UAE.

Will they listen? Will they continue to loathe the messenger and his message? The choice is theirs to make, just as the blame will be theirs to bear when the cup fills up. Time is running out fast!

P.S: This is not saying that Southern leaders are doing wonders but the situation in the North is dire.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Dreambeat: 10:44pm On Feb 17
Well said Emir Sanusi. With the way the North is going, if nothing is done about it, the North will surely destroy itself.It's just a matter of time

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by budaatum: 10:44pm On Feb 17
Hear my very good man. If some Northerners have a choice they will assassinate this good Emir or get Gangdollar to remove him, but even dead, his voice will continue to burn them!

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by sapientia(m): 10:45pm On Feb 17
Yet, you supported Buhari to be President over all the educated Northerners.

Its not lip service.

If the government remain in the hands of these present people piloting it, nothing will change.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by SpecialAdviser(m): 10:45pm On Feb 17
No leave them. If what happened to Igbos in 1967 happened to the north, 80% of them would still be street beggers.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by NigeriaIsDoomed: 10:46pm On Feb 17
Tell them if they will listen o...quota system is why we are where we are today.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Racoon(m): 10:48pm On Feb 17
This emir has been talking sensibly in recent times but will the northern leaders & elites agree with him? The core north never knew that the defective "quota system" is the foundational basis of its backwardness as well as where Nigeria is today.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Iruabua: 10:53pm On Feb 17
His people will soon come after him again for speaking the truth.i can't understand why anyone group would be happy being a beneficiary of rubbish such as quota system. What's even sad is that the system allows it. Really messed up.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Rekhina(f): 11:04pm On Feb 17
budaatum:
Hear my very good man. If some Northerners have a choice they will assassinate this good Emir or get Gangdollar to remove him, but even dead, his voice will continue to burn them!
girl power what is the difference between yareebas and hausa

There millions of almajiri
And here billions of Agberos and skullminers


Cc osuamaka

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Rekhina(f): 11:04pm On Feb 17
budaatum:
Hear my very good man. If some Northerners have a choice they will assassinate this good Emir or get Gangdollar to remove him, but even dead, his voice will continue to burn them!
girl power what is the difference between yareebas and hausa

There millions of almajiri
And here billions of Agberos and skullminers


Cc osuamaka grin

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Rekhina(f): 11:05pm On Feb 17
SpecialAdviser:
No leave them. If what happened to Igbos in 1967 happened to the north, 80% of them would still be street beggers.
yorubas will counter u right now

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by BlackfireX: 11:21pm On Feb 17
Will you keep kwayeet you this midget

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by budaatum: 12:26am On Feb 18
Rekhina:
girl power what is the difference between yareebas and hausa

There millions of almajiri
And here billions of Agberos and skullminers


Cc osuamka grin
I don't know what 'yareebas' are so can't help you there, but I can reduce some ignorance by educating that agbero means conductor, as in the one you wait to tell you "Yaba! Yaba! Yaba!" before you enter bus. In some states we'd even advice you not to enter bus that has no agbero.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by budaatum: 12:41am On Feb 18
sapientia:
Yet, you supported Buhari to be President over all the educated Northerners.

Its not lip service.

If the government remain in the hands of these present people piloting it, nothing will change.
Yet, i bet you would not have voted for the very educated Emir of Kano if he had put himself forward.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by unity004(m): 12:42am On Feb 18
grin what the North need is ruga and almajari settlement, lol

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by RuddyFusion(m): 1:02am On Feb 18
Emir Sanusi make use of your Education....make use of it ....Simply
Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Susu888(m): 1:04am On Feb 18
Ain't no lie, God knows we(northerners) need to start doing some shit about our problems .

We are blessed with many things (precious minerals ,farmlands) but we still can't generate revenue to sustain us without federal allocation ....Our leaders in the north,na only God fit forgive you.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by myobjective: 1:09am On Feb 18
sapientia:
Yet, you supported Buhari to be President over all the educated Northerners.

Its not lip service.

If the government remain in the hands of these present people piloting it, nothing will change.

He didn't and his body language shows that he prefers Atiku as all the elites know that Buhari was an incompetent bigot who would condemn Nigeria to a worst situation than what we were running away from at the time.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by myobjective: 1:18am On Feb 18
Susu888:
Ain't no lie, God knows we(northerners) need to start doing some shit about our problems.

We are blessed with many things (precious minerals, farmlands) but we still can't generate revenue to sustain us without federal allocation...Our leaders in the north,na only God fit forgive you.

Why would you place all the blames at the feet of the political leaders?

What about the sense of responsibilities of men that have more wives and children than they can manage, resulting in a high rate of divorce, out of school children and general decay in our society?

What about the old age disdain for education which has been propagated by years of religious propaganda and the lack of care for the girl child, their education and the role they should play in modern society?

Were these leaders also responsible in turning the north into a dumping ground where all foreign religious ideologies are dumped no matter how ridiculous or incompatible with our current prevalent economic and social situation?

Answers to this question will point us to the direction we need to be heading as a nation.

That masses of the north have failed themselves and their region due to their laziness, religious intolerance and their inability to rise beyond their narrow world view

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by myobjective: 1:22am On Feb 18
budaatum:

Yet, i bet you would not have voted for the very educated Emir of Kano if he had put himself forward.

He wouldn't because most southerners are not too different from average northerners because they too allow their ethnic sentiment to take the better of them.

Most of the wailers are only wailing not because Buhari government has been a failure but because they were biter that Buhari sends their clueless Jonathan packing. To me, most Jonathan supporters and Buhari supporters are the same coins of different faces

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by princemillla(m): 2:26am On Feb 18
The north will split Nigeria.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Rekhina(f): 2:31am On Feb 18
budaatum:

I don't know what 'yareebas' are so can't help you there, but I can reduce some ignorance by educating that agbero means conductor, as in the one you wait to tell you "Yaba! Yaba! Yaba!" before you enter bus. In some states we'd even advice you not to enter bus that has no agbero.
nawao o sad
Wat an explanation

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by naijanative: 2:43am On Feb 18
Emir Sanusi is the most coherent and intelligent voice in the North, just that they have reduced his influence and ridiculed him.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by StaffofOrayan(m): 3:05am On Feb 18
The myth about Northerners not valuing education is all lies, they just have the most wicked Fulani led leaders,
All their kids attend the best schools in the world (Buhari,El Rufa,Sanusi included) and then turn around to build mosques and madrasas for the masses.

Now we are using more money to fight their children than spend on our children's future.
If we don't break up, we would all be like them,

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Karemarealty288: 3:07am On Feb 18
BlackfireX:
Will you keep kwayeet you this midget

See them waiting for Sanusi..

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by eagleu: 3:23am On Feb 18
The north will not and cannot change in his lifetime !
Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by anungangampu: 3:29am On Feb 18
Sanusi u talk same thing last year.. abeg leave them ... we need Nigeria to break up without war.. Just that the major region will out do themselves then we make the right decision TO breakup for them ...

They just silenced the Nothern Christians among them.. Same Northern Christian they sent against Biafrans are now the most persecuted in the world . Then they divided themselves between Hausa vs fulani and Hausa Fulani then fanatic Moslems vs Liberal Moslems which led to shariah law and creation of Boko haram . After that ... The future conflict will be Sunni and Shite struggle .... That one may finally bury the North. The South will break away from Nigeria without a fight . I Now understand why they said ..Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. The aim of moving more powers to the center and giving North more constituency to lords over others is Absolute power corrupting absolutely. None of them can control the power in that center .. See Buhari... Only 5yrs in power he has invited his brothers from every nuke and cranics of Africa forgetting Nigeria already has it population overblown. Some thinking Buhari is the savior ... I pity una. Nigeria is irredeemable.

We are still living like in 1966 where we think is war time. Sure the last war was No Victor no Vanquished because after 50yrs ... we cant possible know who and who went to war .. who lost and who won.. it seems we all lost to suffering smiling and won most series of idiotic leaders ever to rule a population of 200million in human history.

Guess our bible stories are not lies. Just that God's plan take centuries to perfect. I wish our South Leaders can plan for this future...

No they won't reason and plan thats why black man is cursed. THE NEVER PLAN MORTHAN 10 YEARS.
This evil will spread through the South and bring them down to their knees before they shine their eye.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Edu3Again: 4:47am On Feb 18
Yep the North under performs,yets occupies all positions

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by Esseite: 5:13am On Feb 18
The private sector has no quota system, that is why it's doing very well.

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by EVILFOREST: 6:13am On Feb 18
SpecialAdviser:
No leave them. If what happened to Igbos in 1967 happened to the north, 80% of them would still be street beggers.
PLEASE change it to 97%

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Re: Emir Sanusi: North Cannot Continue To Rely On Quota System by EagleNest(m): 7:26am On Feb 18
Many of the northern leaders won't like this truth!

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