Stop op­press­ing S’kaduna peo­ple

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— Fani-kay­ode

Aformer Min­is­ter of Avi­a­tion, Femi Fanikay­ode, has called on the Kaduna State Gov­er­nor, Nasir el-ru­fai, to stop op­press­ing the south­ern Kaduna peo­ple.

he said this at the 19th Prayer Sum­mit of the South­ern Kaduna Chris­tian Lead­ers As­so­ci­a­tion held at the new Town­ship Sta­dium in Kafan­chan, Jema’a Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Kaduna State on Satur­day.

Fani-kay­ode, who was the guest speaker at the sum­mit, lamented that the Kaduna State Gov­ern­ment had re­fused to em­power and de­velop the south­ern Kaduna area.

The for­mer min­is­ter said, “el-ru­fai, I want to say this to you, that you need to stop the marginal­i­sa­tion of the south­ern Kaduna peo­ple. el­r­u­fai, I say this to you, stop op­press­ing South­ern Kaduna peo­ple.

“el-ru­fai, I say this to you, en­sure eq­ui­table dis­tri­bu­tion of re­sources, ap­point­ments, em­pow­er­ment and de­vel­op­ment in Kaduna State.

“South­ern Kaduna peo­ple are not slaves. South­ern Kaduna peo­ple are not sec­ond-class cit­i­zens.”

Fani-kay­ode, who was rep­re­sented by Rev. em­manuel Olu­run­moaba, charged the south­ern Kaduna peo­ple to be wary of al­leged plans to take over their land from them by chang­ing the ti­tle of their tra­di­tional rulers to emirs.

he said, “If you al­low them to suc­ceed, they will im­pose strangers on you just as the Fu­lani are rul­ing in Ilorin, Kwara State, till to­day.”

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