A renowned author and political activist, Umar Danjani-Hadejia, has blamed the politicians in the Northern part of the country for the social and political problems facing the region.
Umar in a new book written in the Hausa language linked problems associated with social and political failures in the region to betrayal of trust and flamboyant lifestyle by northern politicians.
The new book, titled “Kura Kuran Talakawan Arewa A Siyasar Najeriya,” (The Mistakes of Northern Commoners in Nigeria’s Polity), was launched in Dutse on Saturday.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the author in his book, also blamed the social and economic challenges bedevilling the region on the failure of moral standards amongst the political class.
Speaking during the lunch, Prof. Dahiru Abdulkadir of Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, and book reviewer, noted that the book had captured some of the realities in the contemporary politics of
The university don said that the author was right in identifying poverty, high levels of illiteracy and greed among the factors which influenced the commoners’ decision regarding their choice for a righteous political leader at all levels.
According to Mr Abdulkadir, the idea of ignoring politics of Ideology and nationalism to politics and leadership as a business venture had equally propelled the loss of political value, moral decadence and system failure in the region.
In his part, the chairman of the occasion, Sule Lamido, faulted the political inconsistency and dishonesty among politicians as the main reason behind the grievances of the commoners which made them lose confidence in the system.
He noted that the current literacy level in society and political awareness were higher than before, noting that the problems itching the commoners are whom to trust and who has the sincere feeling to their plight.
Over N40 million was said to have been realized at the launch attended by many dignitaries from and within the state.