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October 2019

CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES FOR REPOSITIONING NORTHERN NIGERIA FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT AND COMBATING PROTRACTED SOCIAL PROBLEMS (PSPs) BEDEVILLING THE REGION

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THESE PSP INCLUDE: BOKO HARAM TERRORISM/INSURGENCY, RAMPANT KIDNAPPINGS, ARMED BANDITRY, COMMUNAL & RELIGIOUS VIOLENCE, HERDSMEN/FARMERS CRISES, DRUGS AND ARMS IMPORTATION, POVERTY & ILLITERACY, JOBLESSNESS & DESPAIR, LACK OF WOMEN & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION.

 

THIS REPORT HAS BEEN COMPILED BY ACRD RESEARCH UNIT

UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF DR. BABA J ADAMU, PhD


Humanity stands at a defining moment in history and the north is at a crossroad. We are confronted with a perpetuation of disparities between us as a nation and within us as eloquently put, “Yan Arewa” meaning northerners. We have a worsening situation of poverty, hunger, ill health, despair & hopelessness and illiteracy, including problems of Boko Haram terrorism/insurgency, which led to hike in the population of the internally displaced persons (IDPs), influx of small arms and dangerous weapons through ports and porous borders, incessant and senseless killings and kidnappings, armed youths banditry, communal & religious violence, herdsmen/farmers crises, drug abuse by youths and young women including the issue of social exclusion of many citizens, to name a few. There is also the continuing deterioration of the ecosystems on which we depend on for our well-being. However, integration of economic development concerns and the environment using the “Peace Building from below” pragmatic approach taking into account local input and resources; and greater attention to them in a sustainable concerted manner will lead to the fulfillment of basic needs, improved living standards for all, better protected and managed ecosystems and a safer, secured, more prosperous future. No state can achieve this on its own; but together we can - in a global partnership and collaboration for sustainable development.

Northern Nigeria’s strength has always been in its diversity, elected to bring us together, not to set us against one another and strong because of our differences, not in spite of them. As one entity, we are strengthened in many ways by our shared experiences, by the diversity that inspires both the southerners and the world, and by the way we treat each other not the way we attack each other....Click to Download the entire REPORT (pdf) Now>.
 
 

 

Strategic Data for Decision-Makers

Visualizing critical data that informs Arewa leaders and organizations of the region's unique characteristics.

 

 

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