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Struggle For Mineral Resources Fuelling Terror In Northern Nigeria – Kwankwaso

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Wednesday said the terror in the North West and North East is fuelled by struggle for mineral resources.

The NNPP candidate said this while speaking at Chatham House in London.

According to the former governor of Kano State, people within and outside Nigeria are stealing the mineral resources, hence the fighting in the regions.

He said, “In Nigeria we have to have a reward system and a punishment system because right now everything goes.

“In Kano when I was governor, nobody would go out to tax one naira. For eight years when I was in power we did not borrow one kobo, all that I did in Kano was from state resources, that’s why some people then will be asking how we’re getting the money.”

Kwankwaso added, “Don’t forget, right now as we’re sitting here, instead of 2.2 million barrels of oil, we (Nigeria) are producing just around 1 million to 1.2 million barrels, the remaining 1 million is being stolen by some people. Where are the people? Who are the people? That’s why we need to stop them.

“The fighting in the North West and even the North East is mainly because of mineral resources, people are stealing it from Nigeria and outside Nigeria, including gold and other resources.

“That has got to stop. All these assets must be taken over by the government and be utilised for all of us.”

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