Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has urged elder statesmen to urgently check the separatist agitations which pose a threat to the fragile peace in Nigeria Kwankwaso, an ex-governor of Kano state, advised the federal government to tread carefully in their dealings with youth factions from both the north and southeast.
Speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, June 21, the elder statesman advised that dialogue should be the only solution.
Kwankwaso said: “Even if one part of the country, rightly or wrongly, is aggrieved, in my opinion, talking of secession is going too far.”
“The Igbo have nowhere to go. They have more assets in the North, more than 80 per cent or so of what the Northerners have in the East. The land the Igbo are holding in the North is more than the whole Southeast.”
Kwankwaso urged Igbo leaders to stand up for the truth and advise their youths. Similarly, a Non-Govermental Organisation, Kwankwasiyya Pillars of the Nation (KPN), has thrown it support behind the immediate past president of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
The group said the former governor’s achievement is enough to instill confidence in people that he can rule the country come 2019.
This statement was released by Comrade Ja’afar Ishaq Gadun-Albasa to Leadership newspaper. Gadun-Albasa said that Nigeria needs a person of Kwankwaso’s calibre and achievement in 2019. The group said Nigeria needs a focused leader and Kwankwaso is qualified.
He said: “Kwankwaso had effected a revolution on propelling the education sector in Kano to greater height, considering the stunning pace with which he sponsored the most gifted Kano indigenes to pursue various courses in foreign Universities. Such a giant strides wouldn’t have been achieved without his sincerity of purpose.”
Gadun-Albasa said Nigeria as a nation with its current situation, would need good leaders that can withstand the challenge of taking crucial decisions at the most appropriate time pointing out that given him such a mandate was most expedient.