The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has accused Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State of marginalizing northerners residing in the state.
AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, accused Sanwo-Olu of inequitable distribution of resources in the state.
Shettima said the governor should ensure northerners get fair representation in key positions within the government.
In a statement he signed, Shettima said the failure to address these concerns may have significant political consequences in the upcoming elections.
According to Shettima: “The Northern population, being a significant part of Lagos State, expects to receive a fair share of resources and development projects in the communities where they predominate.
“However, the Northern communities in Lagos have been neglected, with resources and projects disproportionately allocated to Yoruba indigenes and residents.
“In March 2023, Northern voters in Lagos entrusted their faith in Sanwo-Olu to address their limitations and guide them towards a secure and prosperous future.
“They believed that their votes would result in a united Lagos State, where resources and appointments would be proportionately shared. However, months into its inception, the administration has proven to be controlled by Yoruba regional jingoists.”