Aisha Yesufu, co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has tackled the northern leaders who opposed the recent decisions of southern governors regarding the nation’s development.

Governors of the 17 southern states had on Tuesday met in Asaba, Delta state capital, to discuss the state of the nation.


After the meeting, the governors called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be fairer in political appointments, convene a national dialogue, embrace the calls for restructuring and ban open grazing.


But their resolutions were kicked against by some leaders from the north including Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.

In a video she posted on Twitter, Yesufu said nobody has the monopoly of selfishness, as the northern governors had also met in the past to decide on issues affecting for their regions.


“Nobody has monopoly of intolerance, nobody has monopoly of being selfish, nobody has monopoly of being self-centred; everybody has the capacity to be, that some people don’t do it does not mean anything,” the activist said.


“By the time the southern governors continue to do their thing, northern governors continue to do their thing, we will gradually move to a Nigeria that is better for all of us. We will get the restructuring we’ve been yearning for. It’s not about the population, but what you bring to the table.

“I see some people coming out to say the southern governors do not have a right to make the decision for A, B, C, D.


“The decision that you made as northern governors, with what right did you make them? The southern governors suddenly do not have a right to make laws for the people in their own states but the northern governors have a right to make their own laws? In short, the Igbo (Indian Hemp) that you smoke has expired. They should get the latest one.”

She added that Nigeria will finally be restructured when southern and northern leaders meet to decide on the way forward for their people.