By; FUNMI OROYE ADERINTO, Kaduna
Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State on Thursday, commended the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs for their tremendous work towards peaceful elections.
The Governor expressed this when the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs came on a congratulatory visit to Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai and Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe on his re-election as Governor of Kaduna State, at Government House in Kaduna.
The Governor appreciated them for the message of peace to their communities and mobilising the people to conduct themselves towards the last Presidential and Governorship Elections.
el-Rufai said they have done all they could to move the state forward. He thanked the elders for their leadership to embrace peace and have contributed positively to development in preaching the message of unity to live in peace.
According to him, elections have come and gone, adding that their ears are open to corrections.
“We are ready to work and move the state forward,” he said.
He called on the people of the state not to allow religious sentiment to cause division among them.
“We should be united, tolerate one another and be at peace with one another,” he said.
el-Rufai assured the people of the state of sanity, pledging to carry everyone along towards the development and progress of the state.
In his remarks, Emir of Zazzau, HRH Dr. Shehu Idris said the Governor has gotten another mandate and it is their responsibility to come and congratulate him and thank God together.
“We the Kaduna State Council of Chiefs congratulate Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai and Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. Hadiza Balarabe on his re-election as Governor of Kaduna State,” he said.
They pledged to support him in all areas, saying that the most important aspect of putting people first is to provide security issues, education and sources for more Internal revenue for the state.
He advised the people of Kaduna State to continue giving their support to the governor, stressing that el-Rufai has good intentions to move the state forward.