Written by Christian Okeke -Abuja
The decision of the government to give majority of her assistance to the north was confirmed by the British Government Minister for International Development, Lynne Featherstone who visited Kano State on Wednesday
15 May 2013 to understand development challenges in Northern Nigeria and to review progress on development projects supported by the UK Department for International Development.
Before arriving at the decision, the government said it observed that the region is home to 42 million people who still live under the national poverty line – 65% of the total across Nigeria.
The insert picture shows Northern Elders and traditional rulers in a high level cabinet meeting with members of the Privy Council in London including the Archbishop of Canterbury. No Southern Christian Nigerian politician has been accorded this high level courtesy. Most Biafrans especially Igbo politicians are traders with a mentality that does not accord with or capable of comprehending the importance of international diplomacy.
The minister emphasised that the UK was committed to supporting Nigeria as it worked to reduce poverty.
According to information gathered from the UK High Commission in Abuja, the minister noted that the UK welcomed Kano Government’s work to understand the challenges impeding growth and development and the paths to addressing them.
She said, “Northern Nigeria faces enormous development challenges. The region is home to 42 million people living under the national poverty line – 65% of the total across Nigeria. This is why the UK is tripling its assistance to Nigeria – 60% of which is focused on northern Nigeria.
“The economies of the Northern states are around half the size of those in the South. The UK is working with the Kano State government to promote inclusive growth, job creation and increased incomes in Kano.
“The UK Department for International Development has been working with the Government and people of Kano State for over 10 years. I am delighted to be present at the launch of three new products of this excellent partnership.
It is a topic of raging debate amongst Southern Nigerians why the same country that brought Christianity to the people of the South, especially Igbos always support Islamic fundamentalist Northern Nigeria in their quest to Islamise the whole of Nigeria.
80% of everything Nigeria owns or controls are in the Hands of Hausa/Fulani People yet Britain wants to give them 60% of their aid to Nigeria
National offices, Appointments and resourece ownership lopsidedly favour the North so why would Britain neglect fellow Chriatians and Anglicans, some of whom scavenge for food from dustbins in Southern Nigeria, to pump yet more money into already wealthy Northern Nigeria?
As the table below shows, Nigeria is wholly owned and controlled by the North in Nigeria already:
Nigeria’s Vice President -North.
Nigeria’s Senate President -North.
Nigeria’s Speaker House of Reps – North.
Nigeria’s Ruling Party (PDP) National Chairman – North.
Nigeria’s Head of Service – North.
Nigeria’s INEC Chairman – North.
Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police – North.
More than half of Nigeria’s DIGs – North
More than half of Nigeria’s Commissioners of Police – North
Nigeria’s CBN Governor – North.
Nigeria’s Chief Justice of the Federation – North.
Nigeria’s President of the Appeals Court – North.
Nigeria’s EFCC Chairman – North.
Nigeria’s President of the Federal High Court – North.
Nigeria’s National Security Adviser – North.
Nigeria’s Chief of Defense Staff – North.
Half of Nigeria’s Military Div & Brigade Commanders – North
Three Quarters of Nigeria’s Military Installations are in – North
Nigeria’s Institute of Military & Strategic Studies – North
Nigeria’s Military Aviation/Air Force & Pilots Training School – North
Nigeria’s Capital – North
Most Number of State in Nigeria – North
Most Number of Local Governments in Nigeria – North
The Biggest Amount of Federal Government Revenue Allocations – North
Nigeria’s Controller-General, Customs & Excise Services – North.
Nigeria’s Controller of Prison Services – North.
Nigeria’s Richest man in Africa – North.
Nigeria’s 85% of Petroleum Marketers – Northerners.
Nigeria’s 80% of Oil Block Owners – Northerners.
Nigeria’s Major Terrorist Organization Boko Haram – North.