Monday 4 January 2016

“Yorubas Are The Most-Favoured Economically In Nigeria” – Ex-Minister Adamu Ciroma

Governor State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (right) with Former Nigerian Minister of Finance and Agriculture, Mallam Adamu Ciroma, during Aregbesa’s visit to his Abuja residence
Three-time minister, and onetime governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Mallam Adamu Ciroma has said Nigerians are still learning how to live with one another as the country was amalgamated just over 100 years ago. Ciroma made this known in an interview with Vanguard when asked about his take on economic development. In his words, the elder statesman said: “Biafra, this Biafra, I tell my Igbo friends, Biafra, for what? This Nigeria is too small for you Igbos. All over Nigeria you will see Igbos everywhere. If you go to Ghana, Igbos everywhere. If you go to Niger, Igbos everywhere.

“If you go to South Africa, Igbo everywhere; this Nigeria is too small for you. But now you want something smaller, what does it mean? It means that people sometimes do things without thinking very deeply. But education is to enable you to think and to solve problems. What the Igbos are saying is that they want Biafra; I just remember only recently the Yoruba leaders said they want to break, break from where. The Yoruba are probably the people who economically enjoy Nigeria more than anybody, economically. So why are they going? So my own problem with Nigeria is that many people say things without thinking.”

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