North still lagging behind despite preferential treatment – el-Rfuai

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, said the north has been cossetted since independence and yet is still lagging behind.

el-Rufai stated on Channel Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily on Monday.

The governor alleged that the pampering of the northerners permeates all sectors urging the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to desist from giving “preferential scores” to students in the region.

He added that the overindulgence has not helped matter but only encouraging laziness.

His word, “The north has always been behind in education, we’ve continuously been the disadvantaged region right from independence even though we’re given preferences, JAMB scores and all that. That has not helped, in fact, it has made our people lazy.

“Against this differential JAMB and FG scores, I think people should be encouraged to work hard and compete and we are prepared to make our children in Kaduna State to be competitive, not only in the state but globally.”

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