Hate Song Not Reflective Of Northerners’ Feelings Towards Igbos, Says Balarabe Musa

Hate Song Not Reflective Of Northerners’ Feelings Towards Igbos, Says Balarabe Musa
August 10 17:09 2017 Print This Article

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

A former Governor of old Kaduna State, Mallam Balarabe Musa has stated that the reported hate songs in some parts of the northern parts of the country does not reflect the feelings of the people  of the area towards their brothers from the South East.

Musa described the production and circulation of the song as “embarrassing and unfortunate.’’

Speaking with newsmen on Thursday, he maintained that the content of the song was aimed at threatening the peace and security of the country and that it is a deliberate ploy by the originators to generate disaffection towards northerners.

He, therefore, urged the Federal Government not to take the issue lightly in view of the potential threat it constituted to the country’s peace.

“The song is not only embarrassing but unfortunate and capable of threatening the peace of the country. So the Federal Government should act fast before the issue escalates so that we do not have a repeat of sad tales of history.

“The government should ensure that the promoters of the song are brought to book because they are nothing but criminals,’’ he said.

Musa expressed belief in the capacity of Nigerians to live peacefully with one another wherever they chose to live and irrespective of their tribe, religion and ethnic group.

The former governor, who said that he would never support violence, criticised the Oct. 1 quit notice given to Igbos by some Northern youths.

He said that an insignificant number of youths could not have been speaking for the people of the North, “who are accommodating and peace-loving.

“The quit notice is uncalled for and does not reflect the thinking of the North.
“So many people have condemned it. Even some youths have come out to openly denounce it.
“That tells you that that unfortunate order is not supported by most northerners; it is condemnable.’’

The ex-governor then called on government to be alive to its responsibilities to the people by delivering the dividends of democracy.

He further urged the government to ensure the judicious use of the country’s resources to promote equity, peace and development.

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