It’s time to rescue S’Kaduna from obscurity, Lekwot tells kinsmen

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna

A former Military governor of Rivers State, Major General Zamani Lekwot (retd.), has called on prominent indigenes of Southern Kaduna to rise up and rescue the people of the area from obscurity.

Lekwot, also a former Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, stated this during the inauguration of Southern Kaduna Peoples Empowerment Foundation (SKPEF).

SKPEF is being headed by the leader of the Throneroom Ministry, Kafanchan,  Apostle Emmanuel Kure.

He said, “When I was chairman of the Board of Trustees of SOKAPU over 10 years ago, I thought about the idea of this foundation.

“This is an idea whose time has come and nobody can stop it. This foundation is to beam a powerful torch on the plight of our people and bring development to our community.

“The time has come for us to rise up and rescue our people out of obscurity. The foundation should make transparency and accountability its watchword. This is because our detractors will be looking for loopholes against us.”

He also bemoaned the lack of development in the area and the move to change the native names given to the communities and replace them with Hausa-Fulani names.

Lekwot noted that it was also time to distortion of the Southern Kaduna history, noting that “my father told me the original names of the communities which have been changed today.

“There are also people who want to colonise us and they want to change history. They change the names of our chiefdoms and imposed other names. We have to protect our land and history.”

On his part, SOKAPU President, Jonathan Asake  said the Foundation was born out of necessity.

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