19 thoughts on “A documentary on Nigeria”

  1. @Jackmosh He set up the Ahmadu Bello University in Kaduna where most of the literate Northerners who were given these posts in the North went to school and got an education. I believe this was how he felt unity could best be achieved. He put northerners in these posts to show people that the region could also be developed by its own inhabitants. I do not believe he was a tribalist. The problem lies with the colonialists who developed some places more than others and when leaving, separated us

  2. @Jackmosh I get your point Jack but what I would like you to understand is that at that particular point in our history, the North was critically under developed, literacy level was really low, infrastructure was incomparable to other parts where the colonialists had more influence. Kaduna was the only northern state that was up to par. Ahmadu Bello was supposed to be the prime minister but knwing that no one would focus on developing the north to come level with other regions, he let T.Balewa

  3. @tsatsunburin Did you say detribalized? Did you listen to Bello in the clip above? "In actual fact what it is is a Northerner first, if we can't get a northerner we take an expatriate like yourself, on contract (White Foreigner mind you), if we can can't then we can employ another Nigerian but on contract too…"
    He liked to focus on differences and separation of the North from the rest of the country. The man was not in the league of the GREAT ZIK OF AFRICA!

  4. Conversation between Azikwe and Ahmadu Bello,
    Azikwe said: "Let us forget our differences" to which Ahmadu Bello replied:"No, let us understand our differences. I am a Muslim and a Northerner. You are a Christian, an Easterner. By understanding our differences, we can build unity in our country.” clearly these were two detribalized and intelligent leaders and I would rather have that generation govern us a million times than the present ones. So my dear Nigerian brothers and sisters,it is time

  5. It appears a great majority of you have misunderstood Ahmadu Bello's comments. He was in charge of the North which at the time was lagging well behind in a lot of matters due to education coming later than it had to the other parts. Obviously, he was inclined to put northerners in positions in the North just as his counterparts in the south, east and west were putting their people into positions in their own regions. This is not about being tribalistic but being reasonable.

  6. ITS UR FAULT – ITS MY FAULT- YOU CANT BLAME ANYONE – YOU CAN TALK ALL YOU WANT- YOUU CAN KEEP MAKE VIDEOS LIKE THIS AND GET SENTIMENT AND EMOTION FORM IT- UNLESS YOU STAND UP AND ROUND UP PEOPLE FOR PASSIVE RESISTANCE NOTHING WILL CHANGE- IM NOT TALKING ABOUT VILOENCE- IM TALKING PASSIVE RESISTANCE-

  7. I have been wanting to know somthing. Can someone tell me when this will be coming out on VCD or DVD. Since I saw this documentary in the British museum in 2008, I have always wanted to know when or if this will ever be released. Can anyone tell me when, please?

  8. How can you blame the whole north???

    You are clearly tribalistic….

    The north is over 50million people.

    The problem is with a few people not the WHOLE north.

  9. The problem is the north they are just to power craving and dont want to develop their section of the nation. We all have our problems but every time the northerners go into power, the country falls back in to chaos.

  10. hello!…please let me know when you make your documentary. I am writing a dissertation on the uprising revloutionary documentary by Nigerians all around the world. Your work will be a great source of inspiration. Thank you.

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