By Israel Bulus Kaduna

The Agwam Bajju, Malam Nuhu Bature has urged the people of Kaduna State and Nigerians at large to promote their culture and unite for peace and development.
Speaking at the 57th Batadon Day celebration held on Saturday in Madakiya, Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State, the Paramount ruler said only peace and unity will enable ethnic groups to promote their culture.
While calling on the people to support the present administration’s efforts to provide peace and order, the Agwam Bajju said within the shortest period of time, the present administration has shown diligence in tackling insecurity in the state.
“Malam Nasir el-Rufai has just spent few months in office but he has achieved a lot when it comes to security,” Nuhu Bature said.
“Because of His Excellency’ s capability in tackling insecurity, there are high expectations for development and we so much believe in him that he will fulfill his campaign promises,” the Agwam Bajju added.
The Chairman of the occasion and Vice Chancellor, Kaduna State University (KASU), Prof William Barnabas Qurix applauded the people of Batadon for upholding their cultural heritage.
Qurix who commended the District Head of Madakiya, Dr David Kantiyok for ruling his people in unity, urged others to emulate him.
The Vice Chancellor said events like the Batadon Day should not only be organised to promote tradition, but that they should also promote development.
“If we use our cultural heritage for development, it will go a long way and this act will encourage some of us working for the entire people of Kaduna state,” Qurix said.
Qurix urged the people to always support government programmes and be law abiding.
The District Head of Madakiya, Dr David Kantiyok said Batadon Day is an annual celebration by the entire people of Madakiya District.
Elanza News gathered that the yearly celebration of Batadon Day brings its sons and daughters together both home and abroad.
Even though part of the tradition is for the people of the land to pay homage to the most senior District head, the 57 year-old event held for the first time since 2011 because of insecurity.


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