By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
A traditional ruler, Amb. Muhammed Arigbagbuwo, has asserted that “It is an attestation that Kaduna state (and the north) is a peaceful place.”
Amb. Muhammed Arigbagbuwo, who is council chairman of Yoruba traditional rulers in northern Nigeria, made the statement in Kaduna, Sunday, at the successful completion of the hosting of National Festival of Arts and Culture, NAFEST, in Kaduna.
He explained, in a release, that the festival equally served as an ‘ambassador’ of the state government to people from other parts of the state, who think Kaduna was a trouble zone.
While he commended the security arrangement made by the state, he also praised the efforts of the Sultan of Sokoto, Dr. Saad Abubakar, the Emir of Ilorin and that of Kano, respectively, for their roles in peace promotion, and urged them to maintain the tempo.
He said the weeklong event had created a forum where people of various ethnic affiliations met and exchanged ideas on their cultural differences.
The Amb, therefore, urged Yoruba business and wealthy individuals to invest in the north, saying “there is permanent peace in the region,” and pledged his full support to federal and the state government in promoting peace in the region.