Who Suffers?

Posted on November 4, 2020

About 80% of the staple food we consume in the entire South of Nigeria, asides cassava, is produced in the North.

This is not a mere conjecture; it is borne out of deliberate institutional researches. I can avail you with empirical facts on this topic.

This is what I do on a daily basis. I am a researcher. I do research, especially on mineral and agro raw materials in Nigeria. 

Ordinary onion, the entire South is incapable to attain sufficiency in its production. Rice, beans, maize, guinea corn, yam, pepper and other essential commodities are produced in the North.

Go and ask those who understand the economic dynamics of Nigeria on who will suffer, in terms of food security, between the South and the North if Nigeria should break.

Some of our people have never, in their entire life, stepped out of their zone. Yet, you will see them propounding uninformed hypothesis and theories on social media on how the North is the parasite that should be dealt with.

It is not a crime if you are an ignorant or you don’t know. The real crime is when you don’t know and you are pontificating based on your half-and-ill-baked knowledge on a crucial matter like this.

Instead of us to put our governors on their toes and pressure them to come up with sustainable agricultural programmes on food security, we are busy speaking big grammar. Let them be deceiving you that all is well in the South.

If Nigeria breaks up, God forbid, and the North should decides not to export their food items to the South, a majority of us will starve to death.

You may want to say that won’t be your portion by the anointing power of the holy ghost, right? Sadly, that is the fact and reality staring us in the face.

– Adejare Ibrahim, a researcher on mineral and agro raw materials in Nigeria. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Despite the rowdiness and hostile environment around Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre, the venue of... Continue
One of the media aides of Gov Willie Obiano, Hon. Juventus Chimereze Chukwunweike Okoli,... Continue
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State Sen. Bala A. Mohammed CON (Kauran... Continue
As the second largest island country off the East Coast of Africa, Madagascar is... Continue
I had earlier advised Dunga, a Party State Auditor, to stick to his Constitutional... Continue
The MasterCard Foundation has announced that it will deploy $1.3 billion over the next three... Continue
Speedaf express, a leading China-Africa integrated logistics service provider, officially announced the completion of... Continue
The Management and players of Buruj Sports Academy join their amiable Life Matron, Rev.... Continue
In order to address the decline in distributable revenue from the Federation Account to... Continue
MICHAEL AKINOLA The Lagos State Police Command has cleared the air over the purported... Continue
CYRIACUS IZUEKWE Last week witnessed double tragic deaths during sex romp in two different... Continue

Twitter