The Arewa Consultative Forum has said that the heightened level of insecurity in the North has made it such that the only thriving industry in the region is Politics.
The forum stated this via its chairman, Audu Ogbeh, during a courtesy visit to the Borno state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, December 6.
The ACF was in Borno to commiserate with the governor over the beheading of over 40 farmers of Zabarmari community in Jere local government area by Boko Haram members on November 28.
Speaking at the meeting, Ogbeh said
“We are depressed, very depressed. And anyone of us, of our age who was not depressed he was not well born. Because we have nothing to leave behind for our children, and violence will not sustain us. The tragedy of the North today is that, the only industry left is politics, and politics alone has never grown any society.
We have to re-grow Borno State, we have to re-grow the north, we have to re-grow Nigeria. We have no industries, agriculture has declined and our own children have turned to violence as a means of livelihood. Your Excellency, in ACF we have decided that we will not talk too much politics, we decided to focus on something else, we are going to start a program of developing small scale agro-industries across the north”