Nigerian activist and Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has advised the northern socio-political group, Arewa Consultative Forum against throwing their weight blindly behind the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senator gave his counsel on Monday, October 3, while he received the executive members of the Kaduna State chapter of ACF, led by its chairman, Ramalan Yero, the father of the immediate former governor of the state.
“ACF should not be like the people of Niger Delta who will support whatever decisions taken by their leaders because they are their own.
“ACF should support the government where it is right and should also talk where the government goes wrong. What remains for us as northerners is, we must tell ourselves the truth.”
Continuing, Mr. Shehu Sani told the group that it was high time the people of the north improved on education, agriculture and other sectors of the economy. He also urged the ACF to monitor the implementation of the government project in the region.
“It is mandatory for associations like the ACF, to call us as the elected leaders of our people to know what has been earmarked for the education, agriculture, industries etc. for the benefit of northerners.
“As at now, all the legacies left behind by the late Sardauna of Sokoto are either in comatose, or they are all dead entirely.
“For the north to progress one, education, must be revived so that the sons and daughters of the masses can obtain sound and qualitative education. Our ailing industries must be revived. Peasant farmers must be given subsidy.”
Delivering his speech, Mr. Yero disclosed that the forum had a number of activities on skills acquisition, vocational training, capacity building and leadership development programmes in the three Senatorial zones of the State. He, therefore, pleaded with Sani to support the programmes.