By: Mayen Etim
KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Architect Barnabas Bala Bantex has cautioned that politics of Isolation mostly known with the people of Southern Kaduna, (SK), could continue to hinder development in the region.
He urged people to shun politics of isolation, saying that separating religion from politics will go a long way to help improve the living standard of the people irrespective of their ethnicity and religious background.
Bantex, at a town hall meeting organized by Pastors United Change Association in Kaduna on Wednesday, said people should always strive to access their political leaders beyond their ethnicity and religious diversity.
According to Bantex, “politics of isolation will never take us any where. Politics of integration is better for us. Politics of isolation is affecting us.
“We must learn to separate religion from politics. We must always look for a God fearing person amongst the Christians and Muslims to lead us”.
Speaking on the infrastructural revolution in the state, he said: “as a result of development, any structure may be pull down, and not because the government intended to witch-hunt anybody, or any religion.
“El-rufai is a man who believes in the rule of law. By the number of demolition of structures in the state, northern part of the state is more affected than the people from southern part.
“The rationale behind the demolition is to ensure that Kaduna is not left behind undeveloped. Taking such decision is tough but, we must move ahead by ensuring that the State is great. El-rufai is looking forward to a modern Kaduna State.
“El-Rufai will never instigate any group or individual against another as is being perceived in some quarters, rather he is only in a hurry to develop the state,” he affirmed.