Northern region the poorest in Nigeria - Emir Lamido Sanusi
The Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammadu Sanusi II has said the northern part of Nigeria will be the poorest if the country is broken into different components.
The Emir said this while presenting a keynote address during the opening ceremony of Kaduna state’s investment programme titled ‘Promoting investment amidst economic challenges.
The Emir said the North east and west are the poorest in the country and even in the world. He therefore called on the region not to use the oil rich Niger Delta region or the commercial prowess of Lagos and the business inclination of south east to mirror the living standard of the north.
Speaking further at the event, he urged Muslims to imbibe education and stop using religion as an excuse to remain backward.
“Other Muslim nations have put forward girl education. Other Muslim countries have pushed on. We are fighting culture, we are fighting civilization. You tell me that you should not write love book in northern Nigerian,” He said. Speaking further, he questioned the habit of burning science books based on religion.