Wednesday, 7 January 2015
I Don’t Hate Northerners, Infact I Love & Work With Them- President Jonathan
“I tell the National Security Adviser and my Principal Secretary the same thing. In fact my Principal Secretary (Hassan Tukur) has been my friend since I was the deputy governor of Bayelsa.
“I never knew I was going to come here as Vice-President not to talk of President. But I have known him since I was the deputy governor of Bayelsa.
“My Chief Detail, Yusuf, is from Borno and has been with me since I was a deputy governor in Yenagoa.
“I see him as a good person and I have carried him along with me. So I had to ask how can somebody wake up and say I hate the north?” he said.
The president also pointed that, out of the 12 new federal universities established by his administration, nine were in the north while only three were in the south. He said his government also initiated Almajiri education in the north to bring the region at par with the south in terms of education development, so he wonders where the hate comes from, he said.