The Chairman of the Northern Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Kashim Shettima had on Saturday forewarned that Nigeria may not know peace even after the defeat of Boko Haram insurgency as there are several signals that the country may be faced with worse situations in not too distant future.
Speaking during the visit of a team from the United Nations led by its resident coordinator in Nigeria, Ms. Fatma Samoura, the Borno State Governor warned that the defeat of Boko Haram may not end uprising in Nigeria as he can foresee something deadlier than Boko Haram coming soon.
In his words, the Borno State Governor said: “Boko Haram may be an appetizer for worse things to come unless we put our thinking caps on,”. He said until Nigeria pays more attention to the North by developing it and creating jobs for the youths in the Northern part of the country, the defeat of Boko Haram will not end revolution in Nigeria.
Shettima noted that Boko Haram came into existence as a result of poverty in the country which was more prominent in the North and for insurgency to end in the North, both Nigeria and the world need to address the needs of the Northern parts of Nigeria.
The Governor said, “The signals are there all over, the North is going to be inhabited by over 70 percent of Nigeria in 2050 when the nation’s population is expected to be the third largest in the world with over 400 million people.
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