Speaking after receiving his Certificate of Return, the governor further said that the people appreciate that the difficult and tough decisions that had been taken in the last four years were in their collective interest.
“Let us not wallow in narrow divisions when we can work together for collective progress in recognition of our common heritage as children of Adam and Eve,’’ he appealed.
El-Rufai also called on the people to join hands in building a better Kaduna “to improve themselves, to tackle poverty and disease, to accelerate development, build new businesses and create jobs.”
He added: “Diversity is no excuse for not working together. We should see and embrace diversity as a source of strength. Let us remove barriers to mutual understanding and cooperation. Let us not allow our ethnic or religious identity to deter us from respecting the rights of others, acknowledging their citizenship or obeying the law.”