Northern Elite Are Dragging Nigeria Backwards – CNG
A coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) has blamed Northern Elites for the slow pace of development in the region since the Nation’s independence in 1960.
The group was reacting to the Northern Governors forum’s rejection of the security initiative Operation Shege Ka Fasa.
The CNG had on Wednesday Latched Operation Shege Ka Fasa, but the forum through its chairman and Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong denied being carried along before it was established.
He said he and his colleagues had no prior knowledge about the security outfit neither were they consulted before its symbols were unveiled in Kaduna on Wednesday.
Lalong, in response to an inquiry by one of our correspondents in Jos, said, “I don ’t have information about it and Northern governors to the best of my knowledge are not a party to that .”
But the CNG has dismissed the views of the governor’s, saying that they are dragging the country backwards.
There is all along with this feeling that the bankruptcy of the northern elite is responsible for the region’s retrogression and is to a large extent dragging the entire nation backwards.
“This explains why we had to go public before consulting them. If we had consulted them before the public presentation, they would have swept the matter under the carpet. Now we have exposed the elite inconsistencies.
“What the Sultan said merely confirmed the concern about the failure of the northern elite and the traditional institution he head.”