President Muhammadu Buhari has urged indigenes and residents of Kaduna State to learn to live harmoniously so as to create an atmosphere for meaningful development.
According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari made the call at the virtual opening of the fifth Kaduna Economic and Investment Summit (KADInvest), themed ‘Infrastructure, Industrialisation and Innovation.’
He called on people of the state to live as brothers and sisters as well as cooperate with government and security agencies to secure peace and harmony
According to him, it is only in the atmosphere of peace that development can take place.
“We must live together as brothers and sisters because, without peace, development cannot take place,” the President said.
Buhari’s call comes amid the violent clashes in the Southern parts of the state that have left many dead while others have been injured or rendered homeless.
He also commended the Kaduna state government for making the state attractive to investors urging the government to sustain the tempo and surpass its current record.
He said, “I wish to commend the efforts of the Kaduna State Government to establish its credentials as one of the new investment destinations of choice in Nigeria.
“These efforts have received just recognition in the response of the business community which has put in new investments in the state.
“This is a further affirmation of the ranking of the state as Number One for Ease of Doing Business by the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2018.
“I call on the Kaduna State Government to keep up these laudable efforts and surpass the impressive results already attained.”
Earlier, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, said he was committed to ending the Southern Kaduna issue, which he says dates back 40 years ago.