The statistics tell it all, Highest poverty , infant and mortality mortality and illiteracy rate in Nigeria. When you add religious violence and general unwillingness to cooperate with the rest of the country on matters that could possibly bring about development, one is left to ask what exactly is the purpose of the contraption called Nigeria ?
When major Gideon Okar, a man categorized as northerner split Nigeria into two in his address to the nation after a botched coup attempt back in the 80s, we all celebrated. But would severing all links with these people bring about the final solution ? If we say Nigeria must remain one, can we truly see a change in mindset of a people that appear not to believe in the same values as the rest of the country : education, female emancipation, freedom of religion etc. ?
I'd really like people of hausa extraction to contribute as this will help discussion gain a dimension that's usually lacking.