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Over 50m northerners living in poverty — Gov Shettima 

—Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, yesterday, said over 50 million Nigerians of northern extraction live in poverty. The governor also lamented that the region was faced with five most serious problems, which he enumerated to include low literacy, poverty, poor healthcare, unproductive population and bad economic position. Gov Kashim Shettima of Borno State
. Shettima, who is the Chairman, Northern  Governors’ Forum, said he relied on recent research data released by experts, which indicated that of  the 79.6 million Nigerians living in poverty, over 50 million of them, representing about 70 per cent, live in the 19 northern states of Nigeria. To this end, the governor entered into a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with General Electric, GE, to enhance healthcare delivery in all northern states. Signing the MoU in Abuja, yesterday, the governor, who noted that governors of the region were taking very determined steps to rewrite the northern story from different perspectives, regretted that unproductive population in the North had  resulted in lack of affordability for the most basic of healthcare services. Shettima said:  “It is a tall and tough task but where there is the will, there is always the way and one of these ways is partnership with General Electric in our very sincere bid to improve healthcare infrastructure in the region.” ‘’As we go towards implementation, we should bear in mind that the lives of many people in Northern Nigeria depend on how quickly we are able to continually improve access to quality and affordable healthcare. “Series of report by the World Health Organisation gives records of high maternal, infant and under five-old mortality in the northern population. “We have since resolved to productively invest on sound and measured basic education. We resolved to have strong bias for girl-child education.”
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  1. Hahahahahaha now is Morning the worst is coming

  2. Congratulations to them and their leaders.

  3. The elllites cause it by grabbing all ,NO left over,, And what is the whole population of the North ,if 50 million are poor ?

  4. the next thing u hear is that Jonathan is responsible for that

  5. Poverty is everywhere in Africa not only nothern nigeria. That is what sent over 50% of Igbos out of the South East to seek means of survival outside. You rate the poverty level of an area by the level of migration. If poverty is high, people run out but if poverty is low foreigners come in. That is the simplest tool you can use.

  6. Bring them out nah see him mouth like drum 😂

  7. When the same northerners av rule Nigeria for 51years what an irony and hypocrisy?

  8. Can you imagine. After several years of producing Nigerian Presidents and acquiring many oil blocks from Niger Delta. Such leadership wasn’t regional but person. The only thing they do is to build mosque.Many of these 50m still blindly follow their handicapped northern leaders especially Buhari. That’s why they will remain beggars both in the north and other part of Nigeria yet they shout sai Baba

  9. So that international organization will be funding his ministry of rehabilitation and reconstruction, because that’s the richest ministry in borno state

  10. Is unfortunate and embarrassed

  11. how did it concern me since govt is not helping,even the man in question

  12. What of food that north producing that u consumed see that monkey that u were eating see what is doing to ur brothers ur own ur own we enjoy our north try show urself for IPOB monkeysssssss

  13. Despite having political power since independence?

  14. And you the cos including jubrin the pop president of Nigeria 🇳🇬

  15. What do the northerners have that makes you consider them poor!

  16. This is absurd, madness and unacceptable. The Northern governors are fully aware of the poverty rate at 50%, the question therefore is “What have been done to ameliorate the burden of sufferings and hardship in the North. How many cars in their convoys? How much money is spent on petrol and maintenance in a month. Does he travel to Abuja from Borno on which plane and what class? What about his journey abroad ? Which hotel does he use at Abuja ? If the governors don’t save money, how can they care for the welfare of the poor ? If school teachers are illiterates themselves, what kind of impact would they make in lives of the children ? These and many more questions agitate people’s minds.

  17. Yet majority of our oil money is been directed to Northern states and poverty keeps rocking them !!! All the care is marrying plenty of wives and giving birth to Almajiris with plates roaming the streets!!!

  18. So what are you doing to bring your people out,forget about interlocking the town create a job opportunity so that people will have something doing.

  19. Just as coward as arewa so tootless to carry out their treat. They would have tried it. Let’s show them pepper

  20. Even the Hausa Fulani people that is living in Biafra land are dustbin in Biafra land and they must go to their poverty land Hausa Fulani land.

  21. What are the reasons? And whatvus the way forward?

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  23. Wetin be northerners….jst say over 150million nigerians ar livn in poverty

    • Northerners ruled Nigeria for almost 40 years but northern region still remain the poorest, beggars everywhere in the north, almajeri everywhere in the north, illiteracy on the rise all over the north, the highest baby factory in the world as of today is based in IDP camp in the north and non of their youth asked why. They are saying that igbos wil never rule Nigeria but hausa foolani people are the ones shining igbo peoples shoes, cutting igbo peoples nails, Northerners are gatemen in Igbo peoples houses etc. Are you guys not ashamed?

  24. Yet the north have ruled for 35 years

  25. You fool! Bring out 50 Milliøn and give 1 million each to the 50 million people and see if there will not be a change you goat

  26. Congrats But This is just the beginning

  27. They will all die in poverty. evil parasites

  28. And only you is worth $40B

  29. Its called the oil course

  30. That’s y restructuring wl help

  31. Despite the fact that our oil money is spent there. The number shall increase unless they wish others well.

  32. Northerners ruled Nigeria for almost 40 years but northern region still remain the poorest, beggars everywhere in the north, almajeri everywhere in the north, illiteracy on the rise all over the north, the highest baby factory in the world as of today is based in IDP camp in the north and non of their youth asked why. They are saying that igbos wil never rule Nigeria but hausa foolani people are the ones shining igbo peoples shoes, cutting igbo peoples nails, Northerners are gatemen in Igbo peoples houses etc. Are you guys not ashamed?

  33. The difference is clear. The end is not within sight. What u sow is what u reap. Down South they go to school. They labour in business. They dont depend on the government for daily bread. Its also a taboo to go to the street with broken plates. There is dignity in labour! It comes with outstanding benefits. Lets take d vital lesson home.

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  35. Even with all d embezzlement by d northern leaders,.your people still go hungry. It is a shame, if this true

  36. So, what happened to all the money they have been looting?

  37. All the Hausa Fulani are dustbin in Biafra land.

  38. If more than 80% of your population are living in a poverty that shows that you people curse.. all the money presently in your people hand that stole.. still yet their is nothing to show for it.. is just to tell the world that your people are living in poverty. .. 50,000,000. Make we tell oran sorry..?

  39. Congrats.. Neighborhood must respect

  40. North occupies 80% of top posts in nigeria. 80percent of allocations go to North. You see why Nigeria cannot grow under Northern control.

  41. Let the governor clap for himself and other northern governors

  42. Am so happy to hear this, they claimed they’re the leader buh they are the poorest among the poor. Even the poor called them poor.

  43. Another means of stealing money for mallam Shettima & co. Soon you will connive with PMB for amnesty on poverty only to fill your pockets!

  44. poverty will continue to ravage north until Nigeria is restructured

  45. Unbelievable born to rules dying in poverty that is Lie’s

  46. U can say pdp is the cause as usual

  47. Look at people that has been ruling this country since Independence till now. People that manipulated the system to their advantage. People that introduced corruption in the country and has been looting the treasury all the long years they’ve been ruling. Yet they are this poor. This is because they’ve been taking what’s not theirs. They’ve been stealing the resources of other regions and just like those that accumulates wealth unjustly, loses it fast, the resources they steal will never avail them.

  48. caused by you, the so called leaders.

  49. May shame never depart from these imbeciles cum lunatics called Northern leaders.

  50. Born to rule, enjoy your ruling 😀😀😀

  51. yes is true and yet they are the so called leaders while poverty is wallowing in there states

  52. Who ruled this country most Mr

  53. Because poverty is their birthright, cursed generations

  54. What is 50m,almost northerners are in poverty both their elders in government.

  55. See their children, chai I pity this generation. I dey my house I get fever o o just say my mind I don’t wat insuit pls

  56. Are you just waking up mr governor.the northerns have been ruling from day one.so what have they done to eradicate poverty in the north.the northerns are kings of corruption in nigeria.

  57. Upon all the power allocation with oil blocks and you people still live in poverty igbos people server themselves once you server your brother he will settle you and you have your own business we don’t depend in oil block we don’t depend on government shame to you people

  58. But the northerners are in power in every thing in Nigeria, so why complaining?

  59. What is the source of your information, and what is the percentage of the people that are living in poverty , and if this the truth it shows failure on the part of state governors since independence

  60. And this thief is buying up maiduguri

  61. I no understand ooooooooooooooo, because 2019 z closed Abi?

  62. yes.. because the northern leaders are wicked, even having buhari as the President of Nigeria…

  63. Yet,you still created boko haram to worsen the situation of your people.

  64. That’s too small by the time biafra go you will be like chid

  65. Who’s fault is it, the North has dominated Power to the detriment of its people. Somebody said the only solution is Education, set up Almajiri schools to educate the vast majority of them, they kick him out. And continue to keep them in perpetual darkness. Primed for exploitation.

  66. Maybe only 1 million are rich and average to make them 51 million.

  67. Do what did you intend doing? Keep giving contracts without due process like baru

  68. So he knows. It is caused by Feudalism. Wicked people!

  69. If I were the Northerners, i would’ve abdicated that position of President, because it looks like the more they produce the President, the poorer they become. Don’t forget that it took a Nigerian President from the South to at least build Almajiri schools for the North, unfortunately, a Northerner now cannot sustain that legacy. Quite unfortunate.

  70. Upon all your loots since 1960, shame to you.

  71. That is why we need to go our separate ways so that u can take care of ur people. We re too congested…but I see greediness will not allow u politicians to see the truth cos of the looting money

  72. What’s my problem? Share your wealth to them there.

  73. What are you doing to bring them out of poverty?

  74. The problem of the north is their mentality. They are yet to embrace western education and civilization hence they remain poor. There is so many things u can not do without education and that is why the south is far ahead of the north.

  75. I don,t know why these guilible semi educated Igbos are exaggerating this governors openion. The word “poverty” has many meanings, there is difèrent btw poverty & femine. North is blessed with vast farming land & 70% of our ppl are farmers, therefore there is no hunger in the north, ur parasites igbo brothers & sisters can testify that. But to my suprised the way Igbos are misinterpreting this governors speech. If north can stop food supply to south for at least two weeks the area will be in problem. I am sure if there is poverty as such in the north majority of Igbo ppl might have deserted the area to save their lives, but still Igbos are trooping in every day & night. Luck of employment is a component of poverty, luck of good roads, health facilities, good education etc all cam be adress as poverty situation & these things I mentioned are not under satisfactorily in every part of this country. Governor limited his speech to north to avoid hate speeches of other zones rascals, but poverty existed all over this country more than 20yrs now. Unless If we are not honest to say the truth.

  76. Yes oooh na to go deh beg the alhaji for food

  77. You don’t steal another man’s property and expect to prosper,D oil that has made you vow not to let Biafrans Go,will only be a curse to you all

  78. Yet u guys have been in pawer since independence

  79. 50 million folks in poverty there in the North? Sterilized the women and invest in education, vocational training and empowering them on knowledge of saving capital for investment.

  80. E concern us???
    If una like may over 50billions dey poverty rate.

  81. If northerners have over 50m poverty-stricken people, the southerners have over 150m poverty-stricken people, your #Excellency.
    Forget the fact that a typical southerner loves the #packaging lifestyle-thing compared to a typical northerner.
    #I #stand to be #corrected!

  82. How many are we in Nigeria

  83. Well, the solution to that is for Northern Nigeria elders like you to build more Mosque, teach kids how to conduct terrorism, buy them more guns and bullets and sponsor Boko Haram fighters, shame on you.

  84. Poverty created by you and you’d cartels

  85. How’s that my business, who made them poor?when you people were busy stealing from what you never had all in the name of one Nigeria but protecting the ones in your land do you think God is a fool?

  86. hahaha how many are you ppl this man you go school ar all ok it maybe truth

  87. Shame on you and your counterparts in the north

  88. Who caurse this? It’s you northern governor’s

  89. And you are leaving in what? You make them poor so that you can pervert their humanity.

  90. Nonsense then who is holding d wealth of Nigeria

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  92. If that 50million represents 95% of northerners then you are right

  93. #SCANNEWS; do you agree with this assertion? now if the north is sufferring from absolute poverty,then what is your benefit in publishing the report? what are the sources of statistical figure that you claimed kassim shettima presented the report?how does he got the information?

  94. This man is full of his mouth so he does not know what say sometimes.

  95. After born to rule fanatic will complain. Uncountable wives and multitude of children is the cause

  96. Don’t u know that’s ur biological right

  97. Hmmmm okay nd there illiterate followers support dey reps wit dey life’s then half educated ones among dem sing dey praises it Alrit, Northern Nigeria heading to promise land with Buhari in govt. Ur rep have stolen ur generation futures keeping their chorus manner and bananas will fail on you guys.

  98. How come with the north holding power all these long.Nawa while the south east were never smell the presidency canny say that,God we thank you for making us less dependent on oil.

  99. yes of cos, they are poverty family. their wild animals have eaten them up

  100. The entire Nigeria led by a northerner Buhari is growing in impoverishment on daily basis. Your Excellency you have confirmed that an average Northerner is a wizard of impoverishment.

  101. OGA WETIN U DEY TALK NORTH HAS 50M PPLE AS POOR BUT SOUTH SOUTH N SOUTH EAST HAS 250M PPLE WEY NO C FOOD CHOP N DER NAME DON PASS POVERTY SEL SO WETIN U DEY TALK SELF?

  102. OGA WETIN U DEY TALK NORTH HAS 50M PPLE AS POOR BUT SOUTH SOUTH N SOUTH EAST HAS 250M PPLE WEY NO C FOOD CHOP N DER NAME DON PASS POVERTY SEL SO WETIN U DEY TALK SELF?

  103. Thank God, am not one of them. I have my business.

  104. With the poorest from Borno state

  105. That’s the more reason why U guys successful used them for terrorist activities, here listen to Ur principal. “I will continue to show openly and inside me the
    total commitment to the Sharia movement that is
    sweeping all over Nigeria. God willing, we will not
    stop the agitation for the total implementation of
    the Sharia in the country.” – Buhari (Thisday, August 27, 2001)

    “If what happened in 2011 should again happen in
    2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon
    will all be soaked in blood.” – Buhari (Vanguard May 15, 2012)

    “The last general election was anything but free
    and fair. The only political parties that could
    complain of election rigging are those parties that
    lacked the resources to rig.”

    – Buhari (First Speech after Military Coup, 31 December, 1983)
    “No, no, no; Abacha did not steal Nigeria’s
    money.” – Buhari (10th Anniversary of Abacha’s death)

    “The declaration of state of emergency in three
    Northern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe is a
    grave injustice against the North.” – Buhari (Liberty Radio, June 2, 2013)

    “I live on borrowing. I borrowed from the banks to
    build the house in Daura and the one in Abuja and
    Kano. The bank then was Barclays, now Union
    Bank.” – Buhari (The SUN Exclusive Interview, December 24, 2012)

    “When the Niger Delta militants started their
    activities in the Southsouth, they were invited by
    the late President Umaru Yar’Adua. An aircraft was
    sent to them and their leaders met with the late
    President in Aso Rock and discussed issues. They
    were given money and a training scheme was
    introduced for their members. But when the Boko
    Haram emerged in the North, members of the sect
    were killed, this is unfair”. – Buhari (Liberty Radio, Kaduna May 14 2012)

    “Muslims should only vote those who will promote
    Islam. We are more than the Christians if you add
    our Muslim brothers in the West.”- Buhari (Liberty Radio Kaduna, 2003)

    “This campaign is the third and last one for me;
    since, after it, I will not present myself again for
    election into office of the president.” – Buhari
    (April, 2011 at the Int’l Conference Centre, Abuja)

    “I’ll stabilize oil market if elected.” – Buhari
    (Channels TV Interview, 2014)

    “Why should Christians be concerned when Muslim
    cut off their limbs? After all, the limbs that are
    being cut off are Muslim ones and not Christian.
    So why should Christians bother about it?? –Buhari (Liberty Radio, Kaduna 2003)

    “If there is a repeat of the Civil War again, I will kill
    more Igbos to save the country.” – Buhari (BBC Hausa Service, 2015)

    “I can die for the cause of Islam if necessary. We
    are prepared to fight another Civil War. We cannot
    be blackmailed into killing Sharia.” – Muhammadu Buhari
    (Freedom House, 2000)

    “I’ll make Naira equal in value to dollar.” –
    Muhammadu Buhari (Vanguard, March 23, 2015)

  106. YOU GOV SHETIMA AND YOUR NORTHERN ELITE ARE CAUSED OF THEIR POVERTY

  107. So who is to blame? All the FG appointments are 98% occupied by the North, Nigeria is 57, but North have ruled for 43yrs, almost all the oil blocks in the nation is owned by Northerners, then we have the poorest set of people coming from the same North. Do this not show that the problem of Nigeria is the North?

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