Food Will Get Boko Haram’s Attention – Analyst

“If we need to hold our sovereignty together, please let us approach amnesty from the agricultural perspective.”

These are the words of public affairs analyst, Mr. Shedrack Madlion who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily; arguing in favour of amnesty for Boko Haram.

“The Boko Haram is as a result of young men not being busy, ” he said while advocating for a government funded initiative which will engage the youths who have nothing to do.

He added that if an agricultural programme is instituted to engage Over 60 million youths in the north, peace will be restored in 3 months.

Speaking about the security situation in the Northern part of the country, which security agents say is under control; Mr. Madlion said it is a lie.

He stated that security men in Nigeria are ‘human beings like us’ but they are overstretched as a result of the situation in the country.

“If anybody is telling you that there has been any improvement, tell him it is not true… We have some states in Nigeria where banks close by 1 O’clock or 2 O’clock.”

He also said  that it is not true that investors are coming into the country stating that no investor would invest in a distressed society.

“Who comes to invest in a place where in every three hours there is bomb taking off in some places?” He asked.

“87.6% of rural Nigerians in the north do nothing than agriculture.”

He stated that Boko Haram was birthed as a result of the youths not being busy.

BOKO HARAM: Without Amnesty, Nigeria Would Import Food – Analyst Warns

A public affairs analyst, Mr. Shedrack Madlion has warned that the Federal Government of Nigeria has no choice but to embrace amnesty initiated by the Sultan of Sokoto and other leaders from Northern Nigeria or face the option of importing food from other countries of the world.

Mr. Madlion, a businessman based in northern Nigeria, who was analysing the on-going controversy surrounding amnesty from an economic point of view, lamented the situation entrepreneurs are facing in the distressed part of the nation.

He added that the daily routine of the average entrepreneur in the north, for the past three years, includes: wake up in the morning to report themselves to EFCC, or go to court, or be with their lawyers who will help them reschedule their debts to the banks.

“The amnesty programme, at the moment, seems to be only solution for us to bring back the economy of Northern Nigeria that has totally nose-dived.” Madlion said, while speaking on Sunrise Daily.

He disclosed that farmers in Plateau, Kaduna and Sokoto states no longer go to farm for fear of what will happen to them and added that granting amnesty to the terrorist group will bring about increase in food production.

He said that if we don’t have peace, there would be a need to review the federal budget as Nigeria would be forced to import yam from Jamaica and enhance rice imports from Thailand and Cambodia.

He disclosed that N1 billion worth of rice is consumed in Nigeria every six hours.

“If giving amnesty will be the only way we can bring back the bubbling economy of Northern Nigeria, then let it be.”

“If anybody has any other suggestion towards amnesty, first of all I will ask him to stop the clock from ticking. The banks should no longer calculate interest for us anymore, our landlord should no longer check when the rent will expire… nobody should come to the office or farm to ask for tax … above all, they should provide me food I’ll be eating pending the time when they come with up with a solution.” He said.




Food Security:The country is under siege – Madlion

Sunrise Daily the weekly breakfast show with the trio of Chamberlain Usoh, Maupe Ogun and Sulai Aledeh had Shedrack Madlion; a farmer came in to talk on food security with the crew.

Still on food security; Shedrack Madlion said the whole country is under siege after Chamberlain asked Madlion if Nigerians should be worried concerning food security going by the events that has been reshaping the future of the country.