Updated: El-Rufai mourns late Barde

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has mourned the late the Esu Chikun, Dr. Danjuma Barde, a first class traditional ruler in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.
Barde died in the early hours of Wednesday at the 44, Nigerian army referral hospital, Kaduna following an illness.
El-Rufai, in a condolence message to the Chikun Traditional Council, signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, his spokesman said the late traditional ruler
promoted peace and embraced diversity which brought about development and modernity in his chiefdom.
In a condolence message on According to him, the deceased was ‘’a peacemaker who did not flinch from the challenges of modernity but who fully embraced the possibilities of diversity.’’
The governor added that, “this accommodating and constructive attitude has brought immense socio-economic dividends to the people of Chikun Chiefdom which is host to many of the most significant investment projects the government has attracted to Kaduna state since 2015”.
He said Barde was “courageous and outspoken, but always in the interest of peace, unity and progress.”
El-Rufai said “Kaduna state is grateful for the positive attitude“ of the late traditional ruler and prayed God to grant him peaceful repose, comfort his family and the entire Chikun Chiefdom.

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