El-Rufai: Esu Chikun was a peacemaker

Governor Nasir -Rufai has described the His Highness, . Danjuma Barde, the late Esu Chikun, as a traditional who promoted and embraced the diversity that development and modernity had brought to his chiefdom.

Governor -Rufai stated this a condolence message to the Chikun Traditional Council and the family of HH . Barde who passed on Wednesday morning.

A statement issued Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye quoted the governor as saying that . Barde was ‘’ a peacemaker who did not flinch from the challenges of modernity but who fully embraced the possibilities of diversity.’’

‘’This accommodating and constructive has brought immense socio- dividends to the people of Chikun Chiefdom which is host to many of the most significant investment projects the has attracted to Kaduna State 2015,’’ Adekeye noted.

The statement further noted that ‘’ Dr. Barde was courageous and outspoken, but always the interest of , unity and progress.’’

According to the Adekeye, ‘’-Rufai said that Kaduna State is grateful for the positive of the late Dr. Barde. He prayed God to grant him peaceful repose, to comfort his family and the entire Chikun Chiefdom.’’