Arewa Forum: Politics Is The Only Industry In The North

Arewa Forum: Politics Is The Only Industry In The North
Audu Ogbeh

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has lamented the rising case of violence in the north, revealing that northern children now see violence as a means of livelihood.

Speaking during a visit to Governor Babagana Zulum over the recent killing of farmers by Boko Haram, ACF Chairman, Audu Ogbeh, stated that politics has become the only industry in the region.

The former Agricultural Minister warned that politics has “never grown any society.”

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He said: “We are depressed, very depressed. And anyone of us, of our age, who was not depressed, he was not well-born. Because we have nothing to leave behind for our children, and violence will not sustain us.

“The tragedy of the north today is that the only industry left is politics, and politics alone has never grown any society.

“We have to re-grow Borno state, we have to re-grow the north, we have to re-grow Nigeria. We have no industries, agriculture has declined and our own children have now turned to violence as a means of livelihood.”