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North fears restructuring because they are not productive – Pat Utomi

 

Foremost economist, Prof Pat Utomi has said that the reliance of Northern Nigeria on the Federal government revenue makes them scared of restructuring.

According to him, the North is scared because they don’t know where it will lead them.

Utomi made these comments in a virtual event titled “Never Again” held in commemoration of 51 years of the Civil War.

“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,” he said.

He said they should embrace it as it will move them away from poverty status.

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