The Coalition of Northern Group have accused the southwest of hijacking jobs meant for indigenes in the north.
The group disclosed this on Sunday during a press briefing with newsmen.
According to the chairman of the group, Abdulazeez Suleiman the northern elite are also to be blamed for the rate of unemployment in the region.
“ Whereas , the local content clause stipulates that all levels 01 to 06 positions in every government establishments must go to indigenes of the host communities in the North , the reverse is the case,’’ Suleiman said.
He also blamed the predicament on the level of insecurity which he says is dividing the region politically and disrupting its economic progress.
“ Recurring violence , involving cattle theft , abductions for ransom , attacks on civilian targets and other forms of banditry all over the North , poses a serious threat to peace and security, with the uncoordinated and inadequate responses by the Federal and state authorities , thereby deepening mistrust and perception of the authorities as biased ,’’ he added.