An Appraisal of Economic Status of the Multi-Ethnic Groups in Kano City for National Integration

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Department of History and International Studies, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria.


Crises tensed in the northern part of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2008 and 2015. From 2016 to 2018 the government asserted different approaches to stricken out the menace. Nigerians, especially those from outside the crises theatre and the international communities are nursing different interpretations against the Northerners of Nigeria. They raised tensions, psychic trauma, insecurity and loss of hope about the sustenance of Nigerian unity. Only few individuals care to delve into the past relations of the northerners and other Nigerians so as to provide a manipulative strategy against the crises. However, this study examines the economic relations of the Kanawa (the people of Kano) and few linguistic group of a panacea to adjust the feelings of people who are losing interest in the unity of Nigeria as a state of nations. The study adopted historical methodology, by making use of the primary and secondary sources of information. The work covers the pre-Colonial, Colonial and post-Colonial periods of relations among the ethnic groups in Kano. The paper concludes that the adjustment of the mental attitude of individuals toward change and sustenance of the country is germane to the historical assessment of issues and events.



Economic Relations; National Integration and Adjustment