The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has again lamented saying Nigeria is a poor country and only a few people are rich.The Emir spoke at a book launch — “From Frying Pan to Fire”, written by the Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi in Abuja.
The emir lamented that the richest man in Africa is from Nigeria and ironically, the country “is also the poverty capital of the world”. According to him, that contradiction was typical of the world the country created.
H e said: “If you come to Abuja Airport, it is filled with private jets. If you land in Abuja you will think Nigeria is a very rich country. We have beautiful roads and bridges; we have everything in Abuja. Go to the rural areas and see the large number of Nigerians there. It is a completely different world. It is a sad case and we need to deal with that. We must also remember that the discourse is not just a humanitarian discourse and it is not value free.”