SHOULD NIGERIA DIVIDE OR NOT?(Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Mahmud Gumi)


Even though the chances that
Nigeria will split or disintegrate into
pieces as claimed by pessimists
seem slim, the pertinent question
still remains. Should the nation
divide? Many are asking. Those
that want the nation to break will
surely be disappointed. The basic
reason is that the nation is not so
homogeneous enough to divide on
tribal or religious divide, the main
factor for such successions.
It is a fact that there are
substantive insuppressible
population of both Muslims and
Christians in both the north and the
south of the country. Another
reason is that the oil money has
brought sudden wealth to many
citizens in the oil producing states
which have enable them to acquire
assets in Abuja and have
economic interest and advantage
in the hinterland. They will only be
foolish to relinquish such assets for
a depleting fossil fuel that may also
be later discovered elsewhere in
the nation.
With such chances slim. What the
nation dearly needs now is a
president that can stir and
maneuver the nation out of the
turbulent waters. A President that
is acceptable both in the north and
south. Also acceptable to both the
Christians and Muslims. Vibrant,
intelligent and focused on what is
good for all. A President that has
no criminal records, and is honest
and incorruptible.
A President that has no dictatorial
instincts or one that display
ostentatiousness. A president that
loves people and people oriented
programs like free education,
subsidized health and housing
projects. A president that will
bulldoze and tackle the electricity
problem head on, and improve the
road networks for efficient safe
transportation. A president that will
take the problem of sewage
drainage, disposal, and
environmental cleanliness his
baby. A president that will build at
least five ultramodern international
airports, in Abuja, Kano, Enugu,
Port Harcourt and Lagos.
A President that will modernize the
armed forces and police, and make
them truly reflect our diversity. A
president that is not a member or
supporter or an advocate of armed
bandits or militants but one that will
crush all rebellious group,
neutralize all forms of militancy.
What is needed is a Nigerian
president. A president for all
Nigerians, not one representing
any tribal, religious or economic
interest. Not one representing
militants or caucuses or foreign
interests.
Such a president will bring peace
and tranquility to the nation and the
whole world by extension. In such
an environment of serenity will
Allah, The God of Creation be
worshiped. Allah swears by the
Covenants (of security and
safeguard enjoyed) by the tribe of
Quraish. The Covenants (that
allows them to cover) trade
journeys by winter and summer.
Allah said: “Let them Adore the
Lord of This house, Who Provides
them with food against hunger, and
with security against fear (of
danger). Q106/ 1-4
May Allah in His infinite mercy
protect us from Hunger and
insecurity. Ameen

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