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Why Are There So Many Beggars On The Streets From Northen Nigeria?

why aren't northern governments doing enough to stop this. there

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what in the bloody hell as region got to do with it? u this people, they beg cos thats what they grew up in , they have been blinded from within , You ever been to the north before? visit some parts beofre making any further comments, Those govts in the north are just trip offs,

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You are calling them cows, abi? Anyway they call southerners PIGS in the north and they hate pigs. You people should not use this forum to endanger our lives here in the north o!! You really think they are cows?? Don't you think they are smarter?? Atleast they were able to make OBJ a southerner accept the census figures you are complaining about. That means to say cow dey chop grass but e still get sense pass pig. For how long would southerners keep on complaing?? Stand up and do something to make a change na??

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Dansmani and Ishmael, that NPC Nigerian census data shows the north being populated means what? Ever heard of FRAUD. You know, what most Northern presidents have been doing these bast 3 decades? If you think Kano is more populated than Lagos and you believe the farce that is the Nigerian census then you must be snorting Bleach laced with cinammon.

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@ adconline,

it is mere wishes if you assume that cows can reason like humans! Indeed if you take a census of the number of cows in the north, then the census results as announced by the NPC will make a lot of sense. Indeed there are more cows in Kano than Lagos!

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@Ishmael,

Do you mean that Northerner do not take jamb or there are more northerners in universities in Naija even through the back door process. The point is that there are more Southerners in universities in Naija than northerners because there are many southerners in Northern universities than northerners in southern universities. I do not blame them for accepting the census figures since they rejected polio drugs and embraced death. Brother education is the key, it opens the doors to success. We are going to have these problems all the time until states pay generated revenue taxes to the central government not by apportioning southern wealth by population.

its because they have not built a literate society that would challenge or engage their govts. They run things according to rules and norms of their society.

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It wont make any difference, they've been slaughtering southerners since 1966 on pretentious religious riots! Nothing new!

Besides, did we count pigs during the last census?

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Hey, you people should stop refering to northerners as cows else they will call us, southerners pigs, and you know they hate pigs !!.

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and if the cow loses,free suya for all

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if a cow can be part of the census then it should be able to stand in the presidential elections!

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Shouldn't you be ashamed of yourself that a cow becomes your next president in 6 months!

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Please lend your vote! Let us move power back to the north! A cow for president!!!

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Not when the cows and rams are counted as able citizens of the North

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If u believe the bullshit , then yes they have the highest population.

However, it is only in Nigeria that the ecological theory is proved wrong: ie there are more organisms inhabiting the desert than the tropical rainforest.

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They're obviously proud of their lack of education but proud of their high population!

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wait! Dont those states with the lowest UME applicants have the highest population in Nigeria?

No wonder we are one of the poorest nations on earth!

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latest UME figures.

Further statistics of applicants seeking admissions for the 2006/2007 session revealed that Imo State maintained her lead with the highest candidates of 83,895, Edo 57,754, Anambra 57,607, Delta 54,522, Abia 39,054 and Akwa Ibom recorded 36,054.

While the following six states recorded the lowest number of applications, Kebbi 3,292, Taraba 3,120, Sokoto 2,921, Zamfara 2,326, Jigawa 2,031 and Yobe State produced 1,589 candidates.

Investigations revealed that after the policy meeting on admissions, the authorities of the nation’s universities have fixed different dates for the controversial post-UME test ahead of their resumption for next academic session.

http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/features/education/2006/sept/19/education-19-09-2006-002.htm

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@ BABYOSISI

what is your point?

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I believe each group of people are blessed with some innate resources and they ought to use it maximally.

1.For instance Igbos are known to be smart businessmen and also love education and they make a good living at it.

2.Yorubas love education too and have given us most of our highly acclaimed lawyers and economists in Nigeria.

3.The Northerners are blessed with cattle,I feel they should be allowed to rear them however they want and of course away from airports terminals.

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Yep! You just confirmed my long held suspicion that there are two sets of rules in Nigeria, one for the southerner and another for the northerner. While spending 1 yr as a graduate assistant at the Federal University of Tech, Yola, it was clear that majority of JAMB applicants were southerners who often than not had far better results than their northern counterparts but were rejected based on state of origin (for a federal school!).

Most of the northerners came in through fraudulent predegree programs, some gaining direct entry positions by virtue of virtually unheard of exams such as city and guilds and other nonsense!

JAMB is NOT for the southerner, rather it was meant as a tool to create an unfair advantage for unqualified northerners to gain places into southern schools at the expense of better qualified southern candidates! How do you explain the anomaly of educationally less disadvantaged states? Are those states disadvantaged because the south oppressed them and denied them education?

Is it the fault of the south that they choose to rear cattle, beg or roam the streets looking for the next religious riots rather than go to school?

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Don't use that to make conclusions or else your conclusions will be wrong. Try and find out how many kano state indigenes are there in Unilag, UI and IFE and also try to find out how many Lagos state indigenes or Oyo state or even Ogun state indigenes are there in BUK or ABU Zaria, you will see d difference. Most people from the north need not write JAMB before gaining admission into universities; JAMB is for southerners my brother. Don't be suprised that 90% of those who put in for JAMB in Kano state were southerners who live in kano.

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Kano state is touted as having 9.4million citizens and yet only had 10,807 applicants for the 2006/07 UME examination, Ogun with a population of 4.05million had 41,377 applicants alone! more than 4 times the number from Kano which purportedly is 2ce the size of Ogun in terms of population!

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Why are they in those shoes to begin with?. . .That is the real issue here. We do know they cannot claim oppression because we know the people who are being exploited in Nigeria and they are the farthest away from the North.

If poverty is the reason why there are so many beggars, then we have to find out why they are that poor and why they see begging as the only way out. Education, business innovation are things poor people do to get out of poverty, begging doesn't solve the problem.

Just being analytical here, you can't throw poverty out as the answer because there's something that's causing that poverty. There are things that's preventing them from doing what normal individuals do in all countries of the world to get away from poverty. They're not the only poor people in Nigeria, Southerners are incredibly poor too but they're not predisposed to begging.

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anyway i dont know why there are many beggers from the north but i do know many here need to spend a day or two in their shoes first.

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@Phoenixman

I was born and I spent sometime in Sokoto. The literacy rate is much more than poverty, it is due to their approach to life in general. You think all these Anambrarians you see enrolling in schools are millionaires? some of them are struggling to make ends meet but they have to think about the future.

If you have 75 million people, you should be well represented in schools even if 10% of your population can afford it?. . . Are you saying that more than 90% of Northerners can't afford an education?

Actually, the point Davidylan is making is this ; he's ridiculing the idea that education should be zoned. That is, specific quotas for applicants from specific areas. There was a thread on it a while back, it's basically an affirmative action program for Northerners. Such a thing isn't right unless there's a way you can justify that Northerners have been oppressed over the years, which isn't true.

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Donzman. Is Tertiary education free in Nigeria?

I believe the point Davidylan was making is poverty beget mendicancy

and if one is poor the chances of going to a University is slim.

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illiteracy is every where in Nigeria not just the north abeg. The government has to take action to curb this infiltration.

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@donguji

U shut the Bleep up. we all know that all those almajiris wont be there if not for islam's sake. they are busy begging and causing trouble all in the name of learning the ways of the koran. armed robbery in nigeria has nothing to do with the people of the south the northerner are into it to so also is prostitution and what ever societal problem we have.

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Then again when a man has his hands chopped off (in the spirit of sharia ) for a petty crime,what other professions can he pursue in Nigeria?

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mr. mazaje or whatever u call ur name!!! don't make silly comments like linking islam with begging, even a man with the slowest brain knows it is a result of poverty, it is like saying the armed robberies, 419, prostitution is a christian thing because majority of the culprits are from the south, i can tell u it is better to beg in poverty than be a criminal, so shut up!!!!

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what is that supposed to mean Mr lover lover

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wow!! thats the first non-religious post ive seen by ^^^

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poverty is a terrible thing.

Many Nigerians beg,how about the custom officers at the airports or the policemen at check points,they may not be carrying plates but they are beggars nonetheless.

This issue should be of concern to us all,it goes beyond just religion,we need serious heavenly intervention in Nigeria.

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Begging is a Northern pride.

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That's simply the answer!

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the nothern elites keep on blind folding and impoverishing the masses so that when election or census comes they will brainwaish them with religous sentiments to influence votes and other associated things. So as to have the upper hand in politics of Nigeria.

The pathetic side is that the poor masses have nothing to benefit from the whole process yet they refuse to stop listening to their deceptive leaders.

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Begging is not exclusive to the northern part of Nigeria but then it is safe to say that the majority of beggers that we have in Nigeria comes from that area of the country. Even tho I lived in the north I cant say I know Islam that well to say whether it encourages or discourages begging.But then the concept of the almajiri is an Islamic thing (I stand to be corrected) whereby young boys leave thier fathers home and go and live with one mallam who teaches them the Quaran. It is a good way of scholarship but then it breeds panhandling because the first property these young boys own are plates used for begging for alms. I feel sympathetic to them cos they are always ill fed,hungry, and poorly clothed.I always feel they could do better in their father's houses.

And while we are on the subject, I would also add that their presence is one of the major reasons why it is very easy to begin religious riots in most of these northern states. They are always there to be manipulated by mischieveous elements operating in the guise of Islam. And U wont blame these young boys cos they know no better.

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If thats the fact what else should he do? put a spin on it?

Illeteracy is the biggest problem in the north, from leaders to followers

anyway this will soon become another religious thread *run *

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Mr. Cushman, the bigger question as usual is one you have successfully dodged! Why are there so many beggars from the north of Nigeria?

When a whole Governor of a state is proud to announce a 95% illiteracy rate in his state!

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This is a wrong accusation Mr mazaje. Infact, begging is highly prohibited in islam. Please do yourself this favour; try to have a lil knowledge of anything before you make any suggestion or comment on it. Thank you

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but i don think that begging is common in Saudi Arabia or UAE. I think that Northen Oligarchs have  used power to disenfranchise its population. They believe whatever they say and act it out.

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because they believe begging is part of lslam, so the believe they are practising islam by begging .silly dons, imagine there was a time the late wada nas was telling the northern leaders to find a way to curb this inhumane act only for some silly religious leaders to came out and say all sort of rubbish trying to discredit his effort which was for the good of all. the people are too closed minded and very much detest change and sustanable development.

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