By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON, Kaduna.
The paramount traditional ruler of the Gbagyi in Kaduna State, Sa’a Gbagyi, Danjuma Barde has called on all ethnic nationalities that make up Southern Kaduna to come together as one, to afford them opportunity to speak with one voice.
He made the call when the executives of the Southern Kaduna Grassroots Youth Movement paid him a homage at his Palace on Tuesday in Kaduna.
Sa’a Gbagyi explained that he was particularly excited about the visit, because it brought to the fore the need for unity in Southern Kaduna.
He emphasized that coming together of all in Southern Kaduna was long overdue, stressing that according to historical evidence, Southern Kaduna indigenes were the first to have settled in what is presently known as of Kaduna State. “So they most come together, reason alike and live an exemplary life,” he added.
Earlier in his remarks, Chairman of the organisation, Comrade Samuel Jirayi commended the monarch for giving the youths listening ears.
He specifically commended the Sa’a Gbagyi for his relentless efforts in ensuring the existence of peace in the kingdom, as well as the promotion of peaceful co-existence among the people of various tribes and religions living together.
Jirayi further stated that as a non-governmental organisation, which is socio-political, they shall continue to give their unflinching support to the traditional ruler at all times.
In his speech, the Secretary of the organization, Comrade Timothy Ishaya informed the SA’A Gbagyi of the group’s upcoming Local Government, Constituency and Ward Executives inauguration/tour which will take place in a couple of weeks’ time, and also the reason behind the formation of the group.
He noted that the group’s key mandate is to showcase and inform Southern Kaduna Youths within and outside the state about the ongoing marginalization, infrastructural and human capital under-development of the people of Southern Kaduna by the present administration, led by Governor Nasir el-Rufai through the print, electronic and social media.
Ishaya also used the occasion to inform the Monarch about the organisation’s spread; disclosing how the organisation is structured having its membership cut across all the various wards in the state.