Nigerians have taken to social media to reply to Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna state Governor, over his comment on the state of the country.
Speaking at the Northern Youth Summit in Kaduna organized by Northern Hibiscus, an NGO, he described Nigeria as that of two countries in one: a developing South and a backward, less educated and unhealthy north, with the highest number of poor people in the world.
Reacting, Nigerians pointed out that bad leaders from the Northern part of the country are the main cause of problems in Nigeria.
What Nigerians are saying:
Please help me tell El-Rufai that Leaders (both past and present) are variously severally responsible for the development or underdevelopment of their own regions! What are his contributions to the development of the North?!
— Japheth El-Ray (@JaphethElRay) July 7, 2019
Who is to blame for this; northern or southern leaders. Bad leadership from the northern part of the country is the cause.
— Tunde Biodun (@tundebiodun2912) July 7, 2019
Who is to be blamed? The northerners have ruled this country more than the south, East and west all combined. Even now, some northern governors prefer to take new wives, and give alimajiri plate of uncooked rice and forget about developing the people as a whole.
— MYKEL (@Mikkymajor) July 7, 2019