Those clamouring for more states creation in the southern region of the country have obviously missed the calculation or they are illusionary. Among the funny reasons for their protest is that which assert that, with more state creation in the region, the level of dominance by their northern counterpart will be minimize and further bring about equal representation which in other word is egocentric interest. I call it funny reason because, increase in state creation does not in any way equal increase in population and no amount of state creation in any region can deny the northerners their God given population as most of its populace have justified their ignorance for birth control pills and child spacing.
Please don’t get me wrong, genetic traits might have linked me by geographical location to the north but never have i supported the turning of women into baby producing machines with no adequate means to keep the product of her labor in good living conditions. But the objective stand am taking here is that; more state creation in any region will not curb; tribalism; stereotypes; prejudice and superiority claims which are the chief executive officers of the challenges faced in Nigeria and Africa at large.
The question of whether Nigeria will split is not the right question to ask at this moment but the question of when will this disintegration take place?. Under what circumstances and whether it is the solution to the problem of the once most populous Negroids in Africa is the question to seek answers to.
The South west boast of their God-given high literacy rate and the commercial nerve city of Lagos while clamouring for Oduduwa’s Republic yet a great deal of stereotypical genetic traits still flows in their veins…..if you think otherwise. How do you justify the fact that those from Ogun state are looked down on with inferior eyes and sometimes disgust by their brothers from same kingdom?. Even among themselves in Ogun state, the Ijebu man will tell you his ordeal. Yet there are all offsprings of Oduduwa. Same stereotypical DNA is found in the South East– while the indigenes of Anambra and Imo are fighting the battle of supremacy in the same region, those from Ebonyi are considered inferior and looked down on in such manner.
The northerners shamefully boast of their population and the need to stay in power but give them the opportunity and the middle belt will be told their place, yet by geographical calculations, there are all notherners. This feeling of superiority and dominance is found in all the ethnic groups in the country ranging from the populous Hausa-fulani(as claimed) to the microscopic Bassa people of Kogi state.