Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has called on Nigerians to uphold national unity and resist the “agents of division” in the country.
Sallah Celebration: El-Rufai Preaches Unity To Nigerians
El-Rufai, who spoke on Sunday shortly after Eid prayers in Kauru Town, headquarters of Kauru local government area, said Nigerians should not allow agents of doom to realize their sinister agenda, saying, “let us be uncompromising about maintaining peace and promoting harmony.”
A statement by the governor’s spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, quoted the governor to have said, “We should use this celebration to reflect and pray hard for peace and unity of Nigeria. As citizens, we should stand together against those preaching division and violence.
“Our diversity is a source of strength, and our common humanity is a threat to those, who earn their living by manipulating differences.”
El-Rufai said the state government team was determined to remedy the poor development indices in Kauru, which was what informed their visit to the area, for prayers.
The governor lamented that only 8% of Kauru LGA has access to electricity. According to him, “We came here as a government to declare a ‘state of development emergency’ in Kauru local government area. Kauru is behind in electrification, hospitals, roads, water and other basic social amenities.
“Within the next two years, we will do all that we can to ensure that we achieve significant progress in these areas within Kauru local government.”