Late Esu Chikun was a peacemaker – Gov el-Rufai



Gov. Nasir -Rufai of State has described the late Esu Chikun, Dr Danjuma Barde, as a traditional leader who promoted peace, embraced diversity that development and modernity brought to his chiefdom.

The Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Barde, a first-class traditional ruler,  died at the 44 Army Reference , on Tuesday night.

He died at 90.

-Rufai message to  the Chikun Traditional Council and the of the late Barde who passed on Wednesday morning, said Barde was ‘’a peacemaker who did not flinch from the challenges of modernity   fully embraced the possibilities of diversity.

‘’This accommodating and constructive attitude has brought immense socio-economic to the people of the Chikun Chiefdom which is host to many of the most significant investment government has attracted to State since 2015”.

-Rufai said Barde was courageous and outspoken, always in the interest of peace, unity and progress.

“Kaduna State is grateful for the positive attitude of the late traditional ruler. He prayed God to grant him peaceful repose, to comfort his and the entire Chikun Chiefdom,’’ he said. (NAN)