Citizenship – Governor Yuguda leads the way

Published: 17/Jan/2015
Source: Leadership (Nigeria)


I applaud Governor Isa Yuguda’s new policy: any Nigerian that has stayed up to seven years in Bauchi State automatically becomes an indigene/a citizen of the state with full rights and responsibilities. This is the boldest statement of any sitting governor or leader in Nigeria.

Although a similar clause is entrenched in our constitution, no one has been able to enforce it. Nigerians are segregated in religious, tribal and state boundaries. Intolerance towards one another has been on the rise as economic factors keep separating the rich from the poor. Yet, no state can exist with only the so-called “sons of the soil”.

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Themes: Internal Citizenship
Regions: West Africa, Nigeria
Year: 2015