Abdullahi is a public policy expert focusing on Governance, Peace and Security in the East and Horn of Africa.
“While initially adopted as a response to the marginalization of the lived experience of the excluded groups. increasingly, opportunistic political/policy entreprenuers have co-opted and weaponised identity politics to further atomises communities and individuals into hyper niches, and commodifying it with a view of auction it of to the highest bidder in the political/policy market place. However, identities are not fixed. Their constant evolution and malleability provide an opportunity/potential for unity.”