The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Governor Kashim Shettima, while receiving a team from the United Nations on Thursday stated that peace in the North-East and in Nigeria may not be feasible in the near future if nothing is been done to eradicate extreme poverty in the North-Eastern region.
He said that the Boko Haram insurgency was as a result of poverty in the region, and if the poverty situation is not taken cared of, a worse crisis than Boko Haram may emanate.
The Governor declared,
Boko Haram may be an appetizer for worse things to come unless we put our thinking caps on.
The signals are there all over, the North is going to be inhabited by over 70 percent of Nigeria in 2050 when the nation’s population is expected to be the third largest in the world with over 400 million people.
There has to be conceited effort from the rest of the world to handle the disaster waiting to happen.