VP Sambo, Northern Governors, Boycott Inaugural Sardauna Lecture

VP Sambo at the National Economic Summit
By SaharaReporters, New York

Only a surprising two out of the 19 governors from the North were at yesterday’s inaugural memorial lecture in Abuja in honour of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello.

Present were the Governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu and his Kogi State counterpart, Capt Wada Idris. They were joined by their colleague from Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mallam Aminu Tambuwal.

The 17 other Northern governors, with the exception of the Governor of Taraba State, Dambaba Suntai, who is in Germany recuperating from injuries received in a recent plane crash in Adamawa State, refused to be part of the event.

Vice President Namadi Sambo, similarly, refused to be part of the event, which was held at the Yar’Adua Centre.

Governor Aliyu, who is also the Chairman of the Northern State Governors Forum, Dr. Babangia Aliyu and the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, defended the refusal of the governors and the VP to be at the event, saying “they are all represented and in fact the Vice President was supposed to be here before something came up.”

Only the governors of Kwara and Sokoto were represented at the event by their deputies.

The late Sardauna was among those who were killed in the coup d’etat of January 1966, when many of the governors were either in primary schools or yet to start school.  He was an influential figure who initiated or helped establish several institutions, such as free education, for the benefit of Northerners.  One of his initiatives, the New Nigerian newspaper, is currently undergoing serious problems at the hands of the governors.

“I was in Primary Four when he died,” said Governor Aliyu, meaning the future governor was in 1966 just nine or 10 years old.  

Aliyu said, “When I talk about free education; I always remind people that many of us not only did not pay to go to school but [were] paid through our elementary school and in the secondary school, we were given transport money, cloth money and free food and after secondary school I enrolled as a teacher in College of Education and by the time I was in the university, I had much money.”

A former Federal Permanent Secretary, Hakeem Baba Ahmed, lambasted the governors, including those in attendance, for not emulating the late Sardauna in their daily activities.

He said while many of them claim to be his disciples, their stupendous wealth was contrary to such claim.

“When the late Premier died, he did not have any palatial building outside the country. He was a modest man.  But can we say the same of our governors today?”

At a point, Governor Aliyu urged the master of ceremony to ask Ahmed to round up his points, an action that received jeers from the audience.

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Sardauna Memorial ecture: Exit of the hypocrites

It is not surprising to see that only 2 governors were in attendance at the lecture. The governors claim to be disciples of Sardauna, alas the Sardauna we know has no double faces nor double standard, much more diabolical standards.
The governors are jittery of the lecture that would hold. They are defeated hands down today, and will be defeated woefully in the hereafter. They are blest by Allah, and yet they are mostly inglorious. Justice and fair play will be the only way out for all of us.

You are just as stupid and

You are just as stupid and mumuish as a parents and grandparents in d middlebelt.Wat impact are u fools to us anyway.Go bak and read history and stopp insulting ppl.wat do u knw in d MB if not to drink burkutu and chase women dat s y aids is so rampant there.idiot.

While Gov Aliyu was getting expense money and free education

While Gov Aliyu was getting expense money and free education up to university level people from the other "monolithic" north of the Middle-Belt were being levied and their land taxed by this same useless bigot called Sarduana of Sokoto, until J.S Tarka fought him.
Sarduana introduced periodic killings of non-natives in the north to satisfy his satanic cult but said it was to to checkmate their population (what a moron!), championed male sodomy, introduced hatred and segregation against other tribes, and his "disciples" are the BH leaders of today, like Gov Aliyu.

@shaka

Don't get excited too soon son...no I don't see the north under my bed but very much feel it's sticky fingers in my pocket.s

NIGERIA RANKED A FAILED STATE. CAUSE? GROUPS' ANGER AGAINST IT .

Nigeria has failed. Northern leaders take note. The earlier these northern leaders realized this the better for them. Oil is not a means to everything. We have seen how oil, for 50 years or so, has brought us near misery in Nigeria. Whoever expects Nigeria to remain one in the nearest future is deceiving himself. Nigeria was formed to serve a colonialist design. Hundred years after, the country has totally failed. It is only gluttons, vultures and extra ordinarily diffident people that do not yet believe that Nigeria has failed beyond retrieval.

The time has come 4 we the

The time has come 4 we the citizenry to forge our own life. Because our leaders are like d ground "no matter d num. Of bodies u bury on d ground d ground wil stil not b filled" so our existence, survival, growth and development depends on our own hands. Just click on d link below 4 financial stability with no illegality. http://earnite.com/ref.php?page=act/ref&invcod=23543

@ Mamman

We were developing at our own 'malo' pace. But then,since you assumed that Mallamai na mumu,we dealt with you. Fairly and squarely. Oil became gold. We took it & built ourselves up. Created states, LGs Universities,polytechnics,Schools of Nursing,Military /Police/Security Training formations,moved the Federal Capital etc etc....You people have been had. Na you be MUMU ORIGINAL..

As painful as it is, I am afraid that the mallam is right. The SW has unfortunately sold out to the North. But, Nigeria is doomed, only a matter of time, trust me...

@sultan: There you go again!!!!!!!

You are wrong about the rules sultan.

That's your problem; you always see the North under your bed. I'll be happy though, if you're transfering the ownership of SR to me. I'll become a .com millionnaire, block you half the year, and block Deri and OC permanently. With a 50% FOI for you, Deri and OC out there in Siberia (worrying about the cold & Stalin), I'll have less to do & more sound sleep.

You really serious 'bout self-censorship or just playing on words; cos there you go again @Isyaka Seniora?

@Shaka dZulu

Yes it´s been quite some time thanks to SR, know what? You and your kinsmen should send them a bottle or more of burantasch for their trouble, blocking up to seven IP adds whoa.. all that for "one nigeria" , didn´t know my comments were so toxic on "my northern islamic neighbours"(smile). I actually had to promise not to be so hard on you "people" in future. i can feel your sign of relief..lol

 Apparently there are only 2 rules in Nigeria and on SR:
1. Don't cross the malos 
2. See rule 1

You have a nice one now Shaka.

 

Hmm, yes, Babangida Aliyu is

Hmm, yes, Babangida Aliyu is 'toad-eyed'. I gree with you. The opolo eye na im trademark.

@isyaka Seniora

"in case people with your own kind of thinking devide this country,the North will remain the most peaceful"

 I say...Never argue with an idiot. He'd drag you down to his level and beat you with his years of experience as an idiot

"People from your region gave Nigeria a bad name across the world,from prostitution,child slavery,419,drug trafficking,criminal gangs etc."

You forgot to include Underwear bombs, islamic fanaticism, female circumcision, under age marriage, crushing poverty, illiteracy,begging...know what? ! Move on to bothering someone else pls.

"Why cant you reason that Nigeria is more peaceful with a northerner as president".

 you must be ready for the loony bin if you believe that!!! get ready for that padded cell as it will be your home for a while lol

@shaka dzulu

Yeah, it's been quite sometime since I was able to have you and your arewa kinsmen boil. Send a bottle of buratanschi to SR. It went to great lengths to blocking practically all my ip adds and asked me to be nice to my "northner neighbors". Since my mission is still not accomplished, which is the disintegration of that hellhole, I agreed.

Sarduana was tribalistic to the CORE

Sarduana lectures on tribal jingoism. After attaining self-rule Sir Ahmadu Bello the Sarduana of Sokoto was the very first Nigerian politician to introduce tribal policies in public administration North for North ("northernization"). What it meant then & now if you aren't from the north no show for you. Those people working in government in Kaduna not from the north were sacked. May be Sarduana Lectures is for Boko Haramamization of the northern states! History repeat itself.

Sarduana was tribalistic to the CORE

Sarduana lectures on tribal jingoism. After attaining self-rule Sir Ahmadu Bello the Sarduana of Sokoto was the very first Nigerian politician to introduce tribal policies in public administration North for North ("northernization"). What it meant then & now if you aren't from the north no show for you. Those people working in government in Kaduna not from the north were sacked. May be Sarduana Lectures is for Boko Haramamization of the northern states! History repeat itself.

The north

Monolithic North is gone forever-he who have ears let him hear! This illusion must stop. Obasanjo broke the southwest and southeast finally in 1999. Does the north think that it is immune to this ? Let us all now talk about a sovereign national conference to renegotiate 1914, get conditions for all nationalities big and small,draw up a national bill of rights-what the citizens expect for the government and what the government expect from the people-the wildly accepted social contract, draw up a people's constitution and move-it then we can say' we the people of Nigeria' . Expecting the military to do this is asking for too much-they cannot give what they don't have-what they know is turning the whole nation into one big army barrack. Please let us take the bold step towards the new Nigeria instead of holding Oduduwa Conference in Ibadan, Biafra conference in Enugu of Arewa conference in Kaduna, or Ogoni conference in Bayesa. Such will bogging round in circles. SNC or Disintregation!

*hiss* so what if Nigeria

*hiss* so what if Nigeria splits? What makes u dumbass southernersss feel Arewa ppl can't survive without ur so-called oil? Enough of d insults....IF Nigeria is gonna split,let it split in Peace...I don tire

@sultanofSurulere

The President of Arewaphobia Association of Nigeria (AAN), the 'sultan' of Surulere, the original bonobo, a Laurent Nkunda, Thomas Lubanga, and Bosco Ntaganda 'accomplice' (for talkin 'bout ethnic cleansin n droppin nukes the other time) IS BACK!!

'Where you at (been) Your Fake Excellency!!?'

Is it the same ol subject (Arewa this... Arewa that...), or we gettin some breath of fresh air: the real fresh; not, not, not the undefinable, black holed transformative type?

Behave yourself

You insulted Mr Aliyu a respected northern governor out of your inherited theological history of indiscipline and a claimed wiseness of cockroaches,if not an intolerant fool why have you people failed to rise up to your rites when there is a constitutional provision for you to enjoy some aspects of free education which were denied you by your governors? And you fucking waste only call the good people of your region mumu?... Please write this down:in case people with your own kind of thinking devide this country,the North will remain the most peaceful and will accomodate people like you as refugees evident from history that only God can make you people live in peace amongs yourselves.
People from your region gave Nigeria a bad name across the world,from prostitution,child slavery,419,drug trafficking,criminal gangs etc.
Why cant you reason that Nigeria is more peaceful with a northerner as president.

WRONG TITLE FOR THE INNAUGURAL LECTURE

The organisers made a very big mistake,if they had titled this way "THE REVENUE SHARING FORMULAR,THE SAUDANA'S PERCEPTION" IF it had been caption this way, am sure the Northern Governors would've been falling over themselves, any other engagement would've been secondary.The North should think of what will happen when GEJ is out of power and and it returns to them that is if they'll ever get it befor the expiration of Nigeria. The Boko haram thing will be a child's play.

Sarduana Country Now! In 12 sharia states U asked for Arewa Repu

But is the north just as confused as Nigeria itself? Through the introduction and implementation of sharia criminal code legal system in 12 states of the north, the north urinated on Nigeria's secular constitution and practically divided Nigeria to have Arewa Republic. The 12 states of the north need no more delay the declaration of Arewa Islamic country. For how long shall leaders in these 12 states continue to deny what should have been ideal for them and their people - a republic with Islam as the central theme? By the time Arewa Republic is formed, any non Muslim that finds himself in it can relocate southerly, or accept the Muslim lifestyle in the new Arewa Republic. People of inevitable Arewa Republic must know a few things: a nation can never be built from Nigeria as a country. Arewa Republic can stand on its own and develop. The best countries today are not funded with oil revenues.

Not True

Mate, you need to leave this ethnic sycophancy. The Governor referred to 1960's to '70s. If at all you were born in those days, education was free upto university level because most of the undergraduates were on scholarship.
Every undergraduate was entitled to an egg @ UNN in the early 70s.

Corruption has robbed all Nigerians of these goodies irrespective of ethnicity. Infact the south is better off as at now when compared to the north with regards to education - even though the north has been in power for decades.

Why the boycott?

Why the boycott? are they disgruntled with the lecture?
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Gotcha!

"Aliyu said, “When I talk about free education; I always remind people that many of us not only did not pay to go to school but [were] paid through our elementary school and in the secondary school, we were given transport money, cloth money and free food.. and by the time I was in the university, I had much money.” Frog eyes Aliyu we in the south had and have to pay for everything. No wonder you and your "people" want one Nigeria. aliyu nothing do you, na the mumu southerners i blame.

Speak the Truth

@Deri
SS people had same opportunity but your leaders prefer bribery to better education and development. Who planned the killing of Saro Wiwa? Your greedy SS elders. You have yourselves to blame. We are waiting to see the better life in SS after GEJ rule.

NORTH IS FINISHED

The advent of Boko Haram, PDP, religionists have torn North apart. Blame Babangida, Atiku, Adamu Chiromah, Yerima Bakura, Buhari, etc

For the aboki who lied that

For the aboki who lied that there was no oil as at 1966, you are in self-denial. It is on record that as at 1956 most of Igbo land and what is now SS were ravaged by Shell PB, where they discovered crude oil in large quantities especially around Owerri, Afam, Obigbo among other places. As of 1958 they had sucked so much oil from our soil that Britain vowed never to lose interest in Nigeria again. Why do you think Britain funded Gowon to exterminate the Igbo people? Is it not to inherit the oil for ever?

Deri,go To School....

Deri,since your day job is only to sit down and wait for a news item then spin it to favor your pre set mind,you need to go to school and read the history of the political economy of Nigeria. If not for the visionless,overambitious,clueless and hate filled Ibo Soldiers,the North was doing fine. We were developing at our own 'malo' pace. But then,since you assumed that Mallamai na mumu,we dealt with you. Fairly and squarely. Oil became gold. We took it & built ourselves up. Created states,LGs,Universities,polytechnics,Schools of Nursing,Military /Police/Security Training formations,moved the Federal Capital etc etc....You people have been had. Na you be MUMU ORIGINAL....Go eat your heart out.

@Deri, there is no oil as @

@Deri, there is no oil as @ 1966.

VP Sambo Boycott

They did not boycott the lecture as reported,they fear Boko Haram might seized the situation to strike,that is why they stayed back.Period

@ Deri

Thank you O!

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