ACF disowns Ango Abdullahi over comment on Nigeria’s break-up

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has disowned Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) chieftain, Professor Ango Abdullahi, over his comments that Nigerians should “go our separate ways” .

Abdullahi, speaking on Wednesday at a public debate in Kaduna, had said the best option for the country was a return to 1914 or 1960.

When asked to respond to Abdullahi’s view, the ACF Secretary-General, Anthony Sani, said the former Ahmadu Bello University vice-chancellor was on his own on.

“Prof Ango Abdullahi has the right to air his view, but he is on his own on this matter of public importance.

“As far as we are concerned, the certain benefits of a big and united one Nigeria are more than the uncertain gains of split.

“It is therefore defeatist to allow our temporary challenges to redefine our cherished common destiny and set our collective agenda.

 “Nigerians must know that in mechanism of community living, victory and defeat are never final. Our current challenges are not beyond redemption,” Sani said.