The House of Kaduna Family have pledged to work assiduously together to catalyze peace and security in Kaduna State. The group gave the assurance after a one day meeting held at the headquarters of Kaduna State Peace Commission in Kaduna.
The Co-chairmen, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Gumi and Apostle Emmanuel Nuhu Kure who were elected to steer the affairs of the House of Kaduna Family assured that they would work to ensure that their assignment would contribute immensely to the search for peace and security in the state.
They reiterated that peace is not a privilege but a right for all people of the state regardless of faith, ethnicity and political affiliation, adding that it was incumbent on all to work towards achieving lasting peace in the state.
Both Dr. Gumi and Apostle Kure explained that, the House of Kaduna family would explore all avenues to ensure that they do not fail the people of Kaduna State, adding that they accepted membership of the Family because they wanted to contribute their quota in ensuring peace and security in the state.
They further explained, those who hide under the guise of religion to perpetrate crime and conflict do so under ignorance because where there is religion there is peace.
“History is knocking at our door steps to see what we can achieve for the state.”
They went to say, we cannot afford to fail. We are people of religion, people of God. So we shouldn’t fail. They added, people of Kaduna State in particular and Nigeria in general are looking onto them to see what wisdom they would display, and how far they can work together towards making the difference in the peacemaking and peacebuilding processes that could engender security and peaceful co-existence.
The House of Kaduna Family was inaugurated earlier in the month by Governor Ahmad Nasiru El-Rufai. Its membership is drawn from the Christian and Muslim communities. Members of the family includeArch. Bishop Buba Lamido, Bishop Timothy Yahaya, Rev. Prof. Moses Audi, Rev. Ishaya Adamu Jandogo, Bishop Julius Yakubu Kundi, Rev. Barnabas Dodo, Arch. Bishop Matthew Man-oso Ndagoso, Arch. Bishop Sunday OgaIdoko, Rev. Dr. OlatunboSun and Shola James and Mrs. Agatha Asabe Soji.
Others are Sheikh Abdulkareem Hashim, Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, Malam Muhamamdu Kabir Alkasim, MallamTahir Baba Ibrahim, Mallam Yusuf Yakubu Alrigasiyyu, Sheikh Hamza Muhammad Lawal and Tukur Adam Almanna. Dr. Muhammadu Suleiman, Alhaji Mohammed Maruf Raji, Alhaji Sheriff Olutusin, Hajiya Fadila Musa and Apostle Dr. Emmanuel Nuhu Kure make up the 20-man list of members.
The House is not a parallel agency to Kaduna State Peace Commission. Members are to complement the efforts of the Commission in their personal and institutional capacities as stakeholders and religious leaders of different faiths and denominations.