By Ben Agande
Kaduna—Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has called on the Fulani community to embrace peace and ensure that their children are educated, which he said is the surest way to development.
Speaking at Government House where he hosted Fulani leaders from 32 emirates and chiefdoms in the state, Governor el-Rufai urged them to do their utmost to uphold peace in the state.
The meeting was attended by officials of Kaduna State Peace Commission, led by Ms. Priscilla Ankut, Executive Vice-Chairman.
According to Governor el-Rufai, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss how to deepen peace in the state.
His words: “We called this meeting because we need to deepen peace in our state. Peace is important and it is something we cannot compromise. We will continue to work assiduously for the security and peace of our communities.
“Everyone must reject violence because it is a destructive tool that tears communities apart and retards all human development.
“Education is the foundation for purposeful development. With sound education, we can train people to reject hate and criminality, overcome poverty and promote harmony.
“We will continue to work towards building sound education and health sectors as bedrocks of development.”
In her remarks, Ms Ankut said the focus of the commission was to work towards resolution of conflicts through mediation and consultative engagements.
She appealed for cooperation as they continue engagements for sustainable peace.