Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has claimed that Arewa Youths have not only threatened the Igbos, they have also insulted the Yoruba people and “accuse us of trying to impose Osinbajo”.
In a series of tweets posted on his page on Wednesday, Fani-Kayode reeled out figures showing the level of poverty in the North, insisting that breakaway will be to their disadvantage.
He said out of the 12million children out of school in Nigeria, 10 million are from the North.
He also claimed that Kano alone has 3 million beggars and 90% of the young girls suffering from VVF are from the North.
Fani-Kayode wrote: “12 million children are out of school in Nigeria. Out of the 12 million, 10 million are from the north. Kano alone has 3 million beggars.
“Nigeria has the highest number of young girls suffering from VVF in the world. And 90 per cent of those young girls are from the north.
“UNICEF have said that if Nigeria were to ever break up the core north would be the poorest and most barren place on the African continent.
“All this yet Arewa Youth not only threaten the Igbo but today they have also insulted the Yoruba and accused us of trying to impose Osinbajo.”