—El-Rufai receives Certificate of return
YBTC News—The Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has called on the people of the state to shun all forms of division and strife, but contribute to building more secured communities for enduring peace.
El-Rufai made the appeal after receiving his Certificate of Return from INEC on Thursday in Kaduna.
He stressed that the people should not allow the divisions and pains of the past to shape the state’s destiny, “as the future can be better when people work together.”
The governor said it’s time for unity of purpose, as such the residents should not wallow in narrow divisions, but collectively work for progress in recognition of the state’s common heritage as children of Adam and Eve.
“Our government is committed to uniting the people of this state, as diversity is no excuse for not working together.
“We should see and embrace diversity as a source of strength, let us remove barriers and not allow religion or ethnic identities to deter us from respecting the rights of others, acknowledging their citizenship and obeying the law,’’ he stressed.
The governor expressed gratitude to the people of Kaduna State for the verdict they delivered at the polls, adding, “we shall always prove ourselves worthy of your trust.’’
El-Rufai said that he appreciated the significance of his re-election as a mandate for putting people first in the discharge of his responsibility.