Former Presidential aspirant and international recognised Professor Of Economics, Prof Pat Utomi reveals the real reason behind Northern leaders and politicians scepticism and fear against restructuring the political and economic configuration of the country is because they’re scared where it might lead them.
Prof Pat Utomi stated this during a virtual media parley ahead of the ‘Never Again’ Conference set to mark the 51st year after the Nigerian Civil War.
According to the professor of political economy, the north largely relies on the federal government for their share of revenue, which “has made them really unproductive”.
“There is a real crisis in the north that the south does not understand. They are painters of people who hate each other very much; that is the truth of the matter.
“That is why they are scared of restructuring because they don’t know where it will lead them, and outside of Nigeria, they are formless; there is no north.”
Utomi, however, urged northerners to dismiss such fears, saying restructuring will help them “become productive and move away from the poverty status”.
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