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Redress Regional And Religious Imbalance In Your Govt,Shehu Sani To Buhari

Shehu Sani, the executive director of
African Centre for Peace and
Development, has urged President
Muhammadu Buhari to address the
allegation raised by southerners that his
government is dominated by
northerners and Muslims.
He gave the charge on Tuesday,
December 17, 2019, while receiving
members of Bushara Baptist Church led
by Joel Yohana in Kaduna where they
presented him with the book, “77 Years
Silent Exploit in Northern Nigeria: The
untold story of Bushara Baptist Church
from 1948-2019.”
The representative of Kaduna Central in
the eighth Senate also asked the
president to address the claims by
northerners that his government was
only executing projects in the south.He
therefore called on northern leaders to
urgently “convene a conference to unite
people of all religions and also to talk
truth to themselves on the need to go
back to Sir Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna
of Sokoto’s philosophy of peace and
unity.”
Sani, who expressed concern at the
divisive character of the body polity,
stated: “It is over 100 years of
amalgamation in Nigeria and we are
still talking about north and south,
Muslims and Christians. If there is
good governance, nobody will care
about wherever you are from.
“But in our society and nation today,
because of the sensitivity of religion in
our lives and in our history, it is
important all religions must have
equitable representation in the affairs of
governance if we are to be peaceful. “It
is also unfortunate that the solid
foundation for unity and peace laid by
the late Sardauna of Sokoto and the
founding fathers of Nigeria was not
followed by subsequent leaders who
themselves as representatives of their
ethnic groups.”
He went on: “The Baptist Church in
Hadeja Road in Kaduna is an example
of unity, peace. It is a church that is
right in the middle of a Muslim
community and they are living in peace
with everybody. That is worthy of
commendation.”

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