Kaduna: Baptist Conference wants El-Rufai to recall 4,776 sacked district heads

The Southern Kaduna Baptist Conference has urged Governor Nasir El-Rufai to reinstate sacked district heads.

In June, 2017, the state government removed 4,776 local heads to reduce overhead costs.

On Tuesday, during a visit to the Chairman of Sanga Local Government Area, President of the Conference, Donald Arak, said the chiefs play a key role in stabilizing communities.

The cleric noted that their removal had made tackling security challenges more difficult.

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“We know the role traditional rulers play in maintaining peace. We are appealing to the Kaduna State Government to reconsider the issue of district heads that were removed from their positions.

“Their removal has not helped in tackling the security challenges we are facing. We need them back so that the peace we are crying for can be achieved,” NAN quoted him as saying.

Arak added that the Baptist denomination would continue to pray for the nation.

Sanga Council Chairman, Charles Danladi, assured of the government’s commitment towards lasting peace in Southern Kaduna.

Danladi, represented by the Vice-Chairman, Abubakar Umar, hinted that the state government would look into the conference’s demand.

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