By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF,) has warned that the country will perish if the government does not work out an economic ideology that will stop it from being an import dependent nation.
It identified that for a country to spend over 1.8 billion dollars on dairy alone yearly, animal husbandry should be a major stay in its agriculture policy.
This advise was contained in a communiqué issued after the forum’s meeting held in Kaduna and signed by its National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, dated Wednesday June 23, 2021.
The chairman while welcoming members, commended their courage for daring the economic hardship, banditry, killings and kidnapping in to attend the meeting.
According to him, ” despite the many problems facing the north you still made it to this meeting. I commend you and the governors of the region for doing everything in their capacities as governors in ensuring the the region still remains safe and we’re not killing ourselves. “
Chief Ogbeh said that there are people in the country that don’t want peace for the nation, who are bent on making it ungovernable.
He emphasized that leaders from the South Eastern part of the country had met with ACF and their Northern elders to seek protection for their people living in the North, adding that (ACF) assured them that it can only be possible if the South East can assure that Northerners living in that region are also protected.
“We in the North have remained calm despite killing of our people both in the East and South West. We’ve heard of killings of petty traders like suya sellers from the North in the East,” he stressed.