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Power must shift to the South in 2023 – Zulum

By Agbenu Oyale

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Thursday said power must shift from the North to the South Nigeria in the next administration.

He said this while delivering a lecture on security and economic growth at a book launch by former Director-General of NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, with the title “Strategic Turnaround”.

He urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to heed his advice and keep to previous agreements made to shift power to the southern part of the country in the next administration.

Zulum used the opportunity to blame poor handling of the Boko Haram insurgency in the early years and corruption of government officials for the insecurity in the country.

He also blamed banditry in the country to the mistake Nigeria made by ignoring poor countries around us.

“If Nigeria had emulated some European countries and empowered their poorer neighbours the situation would have been mitigated,” he said.

According to the governor, military interventions and even national restructuring cannot stop the crisis, he is calling for strategic leadership and social re-orientation to end the insecurity in the country.

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