Southward flight of almajirai and northern leadership


Agbekoya faults northern governors over influx of Almajirai into South-West
File photo of Almajirai.

By Dele Sobowale

“In every community, there is a class of people profoundly dangerous to the rest. I don’t mean the criminals. For them we have punitive sanctions. I mean the leaders. Invariably, the most dangerous people seek power.”—Saul Bellow, VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ, p 124.


Every northern leader alive today – Head of State, Governor, Minister, Commissioner, Sultan, Emir, Religious, Professor, Billionaire etc – looking at the pictures of northerners fleeing to the South, during the COVID-19 lockdown, cannot escape being embarrassed. Here, in broad view of all Nigerians, as well as the entire world, are the poor people openly voting with their feet against their leaders in their desperate flight. Nobody has rigged this “election”. Almajiris, as southerners call all the destitute people in the deep North, have scanned their entire region and have arrived at the same conclusion: “There is no future here.”

The President…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper