The Governor of Kano State. Abdullahi Ganduje, has stated that Kano State could not have become the commercial nerve of the Northern region without the involvement of other ethnic groups like the Igbos.
The Governor made the assertion when the governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, paid him a visit at the Government House in Kano.
Ikpeazu, in company of some Igbo leaders were on a condolence visit in the state over the death of Maitama Sule, who passed on last week in Egypt.
The governor, while reacting to the quit notice issued to igbos living in the north by a group of Arewa Youths, said;
“Kano being the commercial nerve-centre of the North, Kano being the commercial nerve-centre of some West African countries, could not have attained that status without other nationalities or without other parts of the country, especially the Igbo. So, if that is our pride, why do we have to break our backbone of commerce? We need to maintain our status. And to maintain our status, we need people from all over the country to be with us. America is great because people from different cultures, people with different comparative advantages were put together; everybody came with his talent, with his own initiation, with his own wisdom. That is what made America to be great. You can hardly be great with homogeneity; heterogeneity is the way to development all over the world?