Fulani group urges Buhari to develop northern infrastructure
• Alleges priority for south
A Fulani socio-cultural group, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to give priority attention to infrastructure development in the north.
The group’s chairman, Saleh A. Bayari, made the call at the weekend when Northern Students Assembly of Nigeria (NSAN) conferred on him the title of Garkuwan Matasan Arewa in Jos.
He lamented that critical infrastructure in the north have been in a state of coma and urgently need Buhari’s urgent attention.
Bayari, a former National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) urged the president to apply political will to deliver qualitative dividends to Nigerians, especially in the north that has had huge deficit.
Bayari was a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Jos crisis during former President Goodluck Jonathan’s era.
He expressed concern that northerners have never charged Buhari to construct roads, build hospitals or sink boreholes for them.
He said people of Niger Delta and other parts of the country have always mounted pressure on the government to develop their regions.
According to him, stakeholders in the Niger Delta have often threatened to stop oil exploration if their region was not developed.
On the contrary, he stressed, northerners have never bothered Buhari on development as a condition for supplying maize, tomatoes or cattle to the south.
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