By; KUNLE SANNI, Kaduna
Muslims and Christians in the North have been advised to bury their differences and uphold the virtues of peace, unity and tolerance for the progress of the region.
The advice was handed down by the newly turbanned Zanna Satoma and Wakili Sheuye of Borno in Kaduna State, Bata Madaki Auta while speaking with newsmen shortly after his turbaning ceremony in Kaduna.
He noted that peace and tolerance are essential tools for meaningful progress in any society, hence the need for leaders to encourage such activities.
The celebrant who is popularly known as B. M Auta was full of praises of Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi for identifying with him as his representative in Kaduna State.
He assured of his commitment to continue to unite Borno state indigenes residing in the state towards the attainment of peace and socio-economic development.
The Zanna Satoma urged other traditional rulers in the North to emulate the Shehu of Borno for appointing a non Muslim and non Kanuri like him to serve the people. Mr. B. M Auta maintained that the Shehu is a detribalised leader who is always out to unite his people for peace and progress.
According to him for any meaningful progress to y achieved in the North and other parts of the country, political and religious leaders must steer clear of ethno-religious and sectional sentiment.
He decried that the North east and North western part of Nigeria are facing serious problems of security threat, stressing the need for proactive approach to bring peace to the regions.
The Zanna Satoma however extolled the virtues of the Borno state governor, Prof. Umara Zulum for uniting the entire proof the state, as well as embarking on various development projects in different parts.
He then called on the entire people of the state to rally round the governor to enable him move Borno state to the next level.
The traditional title holder charged Borno State indigenes residing in Kaduna State to live in peace with their hosts and contribute positively for meaningful development.