Nigeria: Late Esu Chikun, Danjuma Barde, A Peacemaker– Says El-rufa’i
Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has described His Highness, Dr. Danjuma Barde, the late Esu Chikun, as a traditional leader who promoted peace and embraced the diversity that development and modernity had brought to his chiefdom.
Governor El-Rufai stated this in a condolence message to the Chikun Traditional Council and the family of HH Dr. Barde who passed Wednesday.
The governor described Dr. Barde as a peacemaker who did not flinch from the challenges of modernity but who fully embraced the possibilities of diversity.
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 noted that Dr. Barde was courageous and outspoken, but always in the interest of peace, unity and progress.
Malam El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is grateful for the positive attitude of the late Dr. Barde. He prayed God to grant him peaceful repose, to comfort his family and the entire Chikun Chiefdom.