The Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the elevation of Danjuma Barde, previously known as Sa Gbagyi, to the position of a first-class chief.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, announced this in a statement on Monday in Kaduna.
While congratulating the traditional ruler on his elevation, Governor El-Rufai said that Barde deserves this exceptional recognition for his role in promoting peace in the state.
He said the decision to upgrade the Chikun Chiefdom to first-class status followed a recommendation to that effect by the Ministry of Local Government Affairs.
The ministry, in a proposal signed by the commissioner, Kabir Mato, noted that Barde’s contribution to peace and his active role as a bridge-builder among the ethnic groups in the chiefdom, a fact the government recently acknowledged in a letter of commendation to the traditional ruler.