- The Emir of Kano state have given reasons the calls for restructuring in Nigeria will not work
- Emir Sanusi said politicians and elites in the country to manipulate and exploits citizens for their selfish interests
- The traditional ruler said restructuring has been major source of communal violence and insecurity in the country
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Friday, April 19, said the growing call for the restructuring of Nigeria will not work.
Emir Sanusi said the line is being used by politicians and elite in the country to manipulate and exploits citizens for their selfish interests.
Speaking in Abuja at the 9th Triennial National Conference/Merit Award of the Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria (ADSN) with the theme: “Justice, Equity and Peaceful Coexistence: Ideas and Reality in a Multi-Religious Nation”, Sanusi said restructuring has been major source of communal violence and insecurity in the country.
The Emir who was represented by a Senior Lecturer of the Islamic Studies at the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar, said the elites use the manipulation lines as major source of communal violence and insecurity in the country.
He said: “We have elite in the society that have received the best of care from the resources of the society. People of my age and those before me attended public schools from primary to university. Unfortunately, the elites that benefited from the system in the past have left public institutions to become vandalized, dilapidated and substituted it with a private education system that is affordable only to a very few.
“The health system has also been vandalized and now people have to go on medical tourism in India, Egypt, and Europe. The unfortunate thing is sometimes before you get the air ambulance the will of Allah will take place,” the Emir said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Emir called for policies that would tackle the current socio-economic challenges and ensure better future for the country.
The monarch made the call in a keynote address he presented at a Roundtable discussion organised by the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) held in Kano on Thursday, April 11.
He said there was need for the government to focus on programmes and policies that would ensure better economic growth and development in the country.
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