John Shiklam in Kaduna
Some concerned citizens of Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have urged the state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, not to yield to agitations for the creation of an emirate in the area.
According to the group of people, yielding to such demand may create more problems among the people.
In a statement yesterday in Kaduna, spokesman of the group, Waziri Yakubu, urged El-Rufai to ignore such agitations by the group known as Cibiya Na-Tanko.
Yakubu noted that while it is the constitutional right of Cibiya Na-Tanko to express such demand, doing so is not in the best interest of peace and development of the local government area and the state at large.
He noted that the two districts in Chikun LGA, Gwagwada and Kujama, are each being headed by an Hausa and Gbagyi man respectively, urging that the governor should not be distracted by such demand.
Yakubu commended el-Rufai for his “developmental strides” in the state, saying the governor should not be distracted with “trivial demands.”
He said: “The governor is doing well in all ramifications and should not be distracted by demands for creation of chiefdom at this time.
“Such demand is uncalled for as the two districts in Chikun LGA are each headed by Hausa and Gbagyi.”