Nigerians Reply El-Rufai Over Comment On Northern, Southern Nigeria

Governor El-rufai
Governor Elrufai

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


  1. The North is largely made up of lazy lower class and greedy oligarchs. They lack independence of thought and enterprise. They don’t want the creative East to rule and liberate them from the shackles of the savage Fulanis. The Fulanis are next to animals and have held the Hausas to ransome as slaves…

  2. The reason why North is backward is the same reason holding Nigeria down. There was a time in history when Nigeria was at par with most countries referred to as Asian Tigers. Today Nigeria cannot develop because the North refused power rotation because of cheap oil money and the desire to dominate others. Good leadership cannot be achieved in a situation where the less educated is always on top, while the best brains are marginalized. The more we set aside merit, the more we throw away our chances of growth and development. Think about it.