The Southern Kaduna Development Forum has commended the governance of the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, stating that he is not giving an undue advantage to a segment as he has been fair to everyone.
The group, which comprises of technocrats and politicians of Southern Kaduna, stated this at a meeting in Kafanchan, where they said, they aligned themselves with the Wind of Change not because of political appointments, but because the present administration has keyed into their quest for development in the state.
Leader of the group, Rikichi Kajang, explained that attacks on the present government by some individuals were because of personal benefits/appointments.
He said, “Government is set to provide free feeding to our schools. Already, many schools are being furnished, while others will soon be renovated. There are many development plans, which we cannot highlight here until they are completed but the development we have been yearning for years will come right in our eyes if we cooperate with the government.
On the allegation of skewed appointments against the people of Southern Kaduna, Kajang said, “Southern Kaduna has not been sidelined. We know what the government is doing and we owe it a duty to enlighten the people on its policies. All of us have been yearning for development and that is what we want.
“This group is for the liberation of the youth even though we can’t really define youth in this context. Poverty doesn’t know the youth or old. But our effort is that every member of the society should feel he is being carried along,” he noted.
He urged the people not to be skeptical about the present leadership following disappointment from past administration but give them the necessary support.
While advising the youths, Kajang said they will teach the youth how to write proposals and move them forward to benefit in terms of any employment opportunities and academic pursuits.
“We will serve as a platform for dialogue, discussion and consultation because we are not a political, ethnic, or religious group nor from a particular Chiefdom. Apart from channeling our demands to the government appropriately, we will also give our development proposals to both international and local agencies that can help in developing our area, because we are for development and unity of Southern Kaduna.”
The group also maintained that government should checkmate the activities of groups that propose division rather than development in the state.