By Gabriel Udeh, Kaduna
The Arewa Youth Development Association (AYDA) has described what happened in Sasha Ibadan, Oyo state capital as a tragidy, portraying the Image of Nigeria in a bad shape in the eyes of the world.
The Association made the call in a statement issued in Kaduna Monday and signed by its natural President, Comrade Imrana Nass.
AYDA described the incident as unfortunate and capable of leading to a serious division among all parts of the country.
The Ibadan issue courses a lot of problems between the indigenes of the country “as some amongst the Governors are giving northerners time to vacate from their states.
“We have a reports that most of the affected People who are living in a places like shasha Ibadan in Oyo state were back home in the north, especially Sokoto state where the Governor himself well come the Sokoto indigenes from Ibadan.
“And we knows such People are traders that are boosting the economy of places like shasha Ibadan and by extension the state in general, because they are paying revenue to the government, even the school fees, transportation, rents and all forms of buying and selling that is geared toward the boosting of economic activities of the state.
“No single state in the north that is even trying to tell those from some part of west and southern parts to vacate which is not good for the country.
“Don’t hide under the trying time that Nigeria is in especially the issue of herders and kidnappers to maltreat a tribe or people from other part of the country”.
“Before the world is thinking is between herders, Fulani and the Yoruba lands but it comes cleared that is just a tribalism, sectional differences that some want to bring into the country for their own selfish interest
“That is why we as a non governmental organisation Arewa Youth Development Association are saying no and we mean a capital to the ideology like that can lead to divide the country
“And equally saying and Propagating that staying together Nigeria as one country is the only option for the benefit of all.
“We are calling on the federal and state Government to as matter of urgency take all the necessary majors to tackle and bring the end of something like that, even if it means calling those involved into order because Nigeria is one and it will remain as one no two way about it.
*We don’t need those with unwanted ideas to put into practice of their bad thinking that can destroyed the Good name if our father land
“That AYDA as an association trying to help Nigerians towards development, we are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari as a number one citizen of this country to call any leader to order at what ever capacity the person he is.
“Those with evacuation notice should know that they go against the constitutional provision, its cleared that what they are doing is going against the constitutional provision.
Because Its spelt out in the constitution that every citizen have right to live any where his or her own choice to do all lawful business, so where those giving a notice to Nigerians got their own?
“Some are using herders or people from the north to cause confusion in the country forgetting that their own people are every where in Nigeria”.