The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has commended Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for his leadership of the committee which intervened in the efforts to further sustain the cordial relationship between the Arewa Community in Lagos State led by HRH Alhaji Aminu Idris Yaro Dogara.
A statement signed by the National President of the group, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, on Saturday described Ganguje’s peace moves as “exemplary leadership that promotes peaceful co-existence and stability that begun over a century in Lagos.”
The statement noted that “every effort to sustain the peace and tranquility in the Arewa Community should enjoy the support of all Nigerian men and women of good conscience.”
The group said Ganduje’s effort will “crush all mischief-makers, betrayers and fifth columnists of Lagos, who have been losing sleep just because there is peace in the Arewa Community of Lagos.”
The AYCF called on the Lagos state governor to also call on one of his Commissioners to order over his use of derogatory language against Governor Ganduje, “who by virtue of his age, not for just being a governor, deserves our respect.”
The statement then warned that if the same scenario repeats itself, “AYCF would be left with no option than to take the necessary legal action, as law-abiding citizens.”
The group said the Lagos Commissioner has no business with traditional institutions and should therefore face his primary duties of water supply infrastructure development, saying, “this meddelesomeness of the commissioner is quite unfortunate and shows that the Commissioner lacks respect for his Governor.”
“Next time any person or group of people, no matter how highly-placed attempt to truncate the peace of the Arewa Community in Lagos or use insultive language against Governor Ganduje, we will be compelled to institute legal action immediately against them,” the AYCF threatened.