Dantata tasks northern elders on fixing Nigeria’s problems
A Kano-based business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, on Thursday urged the Northern Elders Forum to continue collaborating with governments and other stakeholders to address the problems facing the region and the country.
Dantata made the call in Kano, while receiving members of the socio-cultural group on a condolence visit over the death of Alhaji Bashir Tofa, Nigeria’s prominent politician who died on Monday.
The forum was led by the Convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi.
He said that the wake-up call had become necessary so that the elite would strive to leave behind a prosperous nation for the youth.
Dantata also drew the attention of the elders to the decay in the family system and said that the decay had resulted in dishonesty, corruption and general insecurity.
“Values have gone down; people consider money more than core values and that is why many negative things are happening in the country that requires urgent attention,” he said.
The business mogul also called on Nigerian politicians to do away with destructive criticisms.
“We are going nowhere with the kind of politics we are having today. “We must change the narrative if we are to salvage the nation’s polity,” he said.
Earlier, Abdullahi said that they were in Kano to condole with the people and government of the state over the demise of Tofa, Dr Ibrahim Datti Ahmad, Sani Dangote and Ado Gwaram.
He prayed to the Almighty Allah to forgive their shortcomings and grant them eternal rest.
Members of the forum also visited the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, the Deputy Governor of the state, Nasiru Gawuna and Alhaji Yahya Hamma.
Those on the entourage included Alhaji Sale Maina; Hakim Baba Ahmed, President, Coalition of Northern Groups; Nastura Shariff; Dr Sadiq Gombe; and Hajiya Najaatu Mohammed, among others.