How the Akurmi are Being Skewed Out by the Hausa Political Movement in Lere LGA
The Akurmi (Kurama) people are by virtue of their birth great and productive people; and who have not failed to make their mark and contribution to nation-building in diverse fields of endeavors over the years. They have contributed through food supply to the nation, dedicated civil servants, world class professionals, vibrant academicians, dexterous politicians and business moguls.
God Almighty in His grace has blessed the Akurmi nation with a high population of human resources, which gives this blessed people a comparative advantage especially over its contemporaries. The average Akurmi man or woman is known for his/her high moral values, total commitment and dedication to service anywhere they find themselves, probity and accountable; this characteristics are more evident in the discharge of their duties in their various occupations.
Even with the above qualities, the Akurmi man has found it very difficult to find his bearing in the scheme of affairs in Kaduna State and by extension Nigeria; what is more shocking is the reality that the Akurmi man is a second class citizen and he is gradually descending to a third class citizen in his own Local Government Area, irrespective of the incontestable fact of his being the earliest settler of lands that constitute what is known today as Lere Local Government Area.
We are so relegated and marginalized that our ability to fully participate in the affairs of the local government has been reduced to mere spectators and complainers; of which in our own eyes our youths are denied opportunities in the area of quota system, inequitable distribution of resources and opportunities, difficulties in acquiring indigene forms, just to mention but a few.
Before our very eyes without contestation, allocation of slots for both admissions and employment to Lere Local Government are hijacked by other tribes including those outside the local government and even the state to the detriment of the Akurmi people.
Published by Ayuba Ladan D