Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation, has stated that the major reason for backwardness in southern part of Kaduna is lack of unity.
Fani-Kayode, who was represented by Reverend Emmanuel Olorunmagba, said this on Friday at a dinner organised as part of activities to mark the 19th Southern Kaduna Annual Prayer Summit, which took place in Kafanchan.
“Southern Kaduna people must rise and salvage the area from backwardness and want.
“I commend the sense of unity demonstrated during the general elections in 2019; you must build up on that,” he said.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, noted that Christians in the state had not received a fair share of appointments and projects.
He tasked them to unite and continue to speak as one voice in all that concerns them.
Earlier, Professor Sunday Agang, Chairman of the Organising Committee of the event, said the dinner was the first of its kind organised by Christian leaders, declaring that it signifies a new beginning.
“The formation of personalities present here is an attestation to the fact that the entire Southern Kaduna community has unanimously seen the need to be united as never before,” he said.
Also speaking at the event, Jonathan Asake, President of the Southern Kaduna People’s Union (SOKAPU), stressed the need for the people to continually seek God’s divine intervention in the affairs of Kaduna State and Nigeria.
Asake urged the people of the region to shun ethnicity and differences that had divided them.