‪President Muhammadu Buhari just approved a new rail line from Kano to Daura, his home town. What is the strategic importance of Daura to Nigeria’s economy? What does Daura bring to the table in terms of contribution to Nigeria’s GDP that it should require this huge investment? Warri and Port Harcourt are both cities that contribute more than any city, with perhaps the exception of Lagos, to Nigeria’s GDP. Both of them are not linked by rail. Yet the money generated by the economies of these two cities will fund the new Kano-Daura rail. You cannot even make an economic argument for the necessity of such a huge investment for Daura! This is why we insist on restructuring so that a biased leader would not take wealth from elsewhere to develop his own village and town simply because we live in a flawed federalism!‬

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