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Agbekoya faults northern governors over influx of Almajirai into South-West

Southward flight of almajiris and northern leadership(2)

Readers who have been following the revelations coming out of the ongoing judicial inquiry in Imo State might be forgiven for sneering, “Look, who is talking.” North and South of Nigeria, governors of states, from some of the first set of 12 appointed by General Gowon in 1970 till now, had been mostly accused of corruption. Inquiries into the affairs of the 12 states exonerated only two – Governors Mobolaji Johnson of Lagos State and Audu Bako of Kano State. Former Police Commissioner Bako not only kept his hands clean, he began the transformation of Kano (which included Jigawa at the time) from a mostly arid territory to the most self-sufficient in food production today.

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Agbekoya faults northern governors over influx of Almajirai into South-West

Southward flight of almajirai and northern leadership

Every northern leader alive today – Head of State, Governor, Minister, Commissioner, Sultan, Emir, Religious, Professor, Billionaire etc – looking at the pictures of northerners fleeing to the South, during the COVID-19 lockdown, cannot escape being embarrassed. Here, in broad view of all Nigerians, as well as the entire world, are the poor people openly voting with their feet against their leaders in their desperate flight. Nobody has rigged this “election”. Almajiris, as southerners call all the destitute people in the deep North, have scanned their entire region and have arrived at the same conclusion: “There is no future here.”

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Influx of suspected insurgents, Almajiris disturbing —YCE, Afenifere, Agbekoya, OPC 

The influx of northerners into the South West zone of the country has elicited angry reactions from various Yoruba groups and leaders including the Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE; the socio-political organization, Afenifere; the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC and some leaders. They maintain that Nigerians have the constitutional right to move around in any part of the country but where such people army of miscreants, suspected terrorists, criminal herders and bandits then it gives cause for concern. Again, this happening mostly after the ban on interstate travels following COVID-19 pandemic should be rejected totally, they argue.

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Agbekoya faults northern governors over influx of Almajirai into South-West

Nasarawa Govt to repatriate 4,443 Almajiris May 3rd

By David Odama LAFIA — NASARAWA State Government is to commence repatriation of over 4,443 non-indigents Almajirai from the state Sunday, May 3rd. Already buses have been hired in readiness for the commencement of the repatriation. The Almajirai to be repatriated are traced to the nineteen states and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Abuja and
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