Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Yero Needs an Older Person to Work With - Idowu Fearon

Kaduna — Kaduna's new governor Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero is a young man and so he needs an older person to work with so that the young and the old can put their heads together to deliver, the Arch Bishop of Kaduna Anglican Diocese, Most Reverend Idowu Fearon, has said.

He spoke in an interview at the end of an inter-denominational service organised by Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in conjunction with Kaduna State government in honour of late Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa in Kaduna yesterday.

Fearon said Nuhu Bajoga, though 63 years, will be good to work with a young governor. "That is what I believe is part of the rationale. When the late deputy governor Stephen Shekarau was appointed, people said the same thing that he was too old to work with Makarfi. The fact is that people will always complain," he said.

He therefore appealed to all those who eyed the position of deputy governor to sheathe their swords in the name of God and peace in the state, saying they should just accept what God has done.

"Nothing happens without God sanctioning it, that is my position as a Christian and that is what I believe Islam teaches. The PDP caucus met and took their decision, so let us be subjective," Fearon urged.

He described the late Yakowa as simple during his life time, saying his simplicity was exploited by all.

"Because he was simple, a lot of ordinary people could not reach him, people around him cordoned him off, so he did not actually hear firsthand what was happening. What we missed was that direct personal contact which he loved", he said.

Speaking at the occasion, Kaduna CAN chairman, Reverend Samuel Kujiyet, urged the new governor to exhibit the quality of a good leader in terms of justice, equity and fairness, saying the service was organised primarily to honour the late governor and his friend Dauda Tsoho as well as to pray for the new governor.

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