The training of about 1000 youths selected from the eight local government areas of Kaduna South Senatorial District has put a lie to the lips of people saying they can’t develop the area because of insecurity, Barr Wakili Kadima, has said.
Elanza News reports that some of the trainees left their villages to other communities while others were attached to the officials of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) during the one year exercise.
The training is under Southern Kaduna Development Forum (SOKADEF’s) ‘One Million Youth Self-Help Empowerment Scheme in Southern Kaduna which is championed by a World Health Organisation (WHO) staff, Rev Dr Daniel Rikichi Kajang.
But speaking during the graduation ceremony held at the weekend, one of the invited guests, Barr Wakili Kadima said everyone must rise against what he described as the scandalization of Southern Kaduna by some politicians.
“The world must know that this training took place despite the scandalization of Southern Kaduna as unsafe place,” Kadima said adding, “This training put a lie to the said insecure nature of Southern Kaduna.”
“How can someone said Southern Kaduna did not benefited from his development drive because the area is not peaceful? Kadima asked, saying the people of the area won’t compromised their faith, what they believe in on the alters of ‘development.’
“If the Kagoro people are not fighting the Atyab people, if the Kaninkon people are not fighting the Numana people, and if all the tribal groups are not fighting each other, who then don’t want peace in Southern Kaduna? The answer is very clear,” the lawyer asked.
He said even if the government take away all its institutions in Southern Kaduna, the people of the area can still survive adding that his people are productive in nature.
“Inter- tribal wars ended long ago. The people of Southern Kaduna have never go out to attack any territory because we are peaceful people. What we faced from 2011 immediately after the elections was systematic attacks from overzealous people seeking expansion. Instead of supporting the people that are facing these attacks, the narratives now change that we don’t like peace and that our area can’t be develop.”
“But this training has reconnect the people with the past,” Kadima said. “We are proud of our Christian heritage and will continue to be proud,” he added while lamenting that a staff of the Kaduna State College of nursing said the school should be shifted from Kafanchan and the government acted quickly by sponsoring a bill that will reduce the strength of the institution in the present location.
While calling on Churches especially the Throne Room Trust Ministry to establish more nursing schools in Southern Kaduna, Kadima said the Salem Hospital in Kafanchan should ensure that it establish a medical school.
“Every Southern Kaduna person grow up with work ethics. Let us be proud of our Southern Kaduna heritage and develop the area,” Kadima told the beneficiaries.