Friday, October 2, 2020

There are people who don't want SOKAPU to succeed, but God has woken up Southern Kaduna People from Sleep - Zamani Lekwot



A former Military Governor of Rivers State, Major General Zamani Lekwot(retd) has said that God has woken up the people of Southern Kaduna from sleep and no body will stop their development, henceforth.
He spoke on Wednesday during  the inauguration of Southern Kaduna Peoples Empowerment Foundation (SKPEF).
SKPEF was headed by the leader of the Throneroom Ministry, Kafanchan,  Apostle Emmanuel Kure.
Lekwot said “I think God has woken us up from our sleep and I pray that you remain focussed. There are some people somewhere who don’t want SOKAPU to succeed. So, you and your team should guide your loins.”
He therefore called on prominent indigenes of Southern Kaduna to rise up and rescue the people of the area  from obscurity.
“When I was chairman of the Board of Trustees of SOKAPU over 10 years ago, I thought about the idea of this foundation.
This is an idea whose time has come and nobody can stop it. This foundation is to beam a powerful torch on the plight of our people and bring development in our community.
The time has come for us to rise up and rescue our people out of obscurity. The foundation should make transparency and accountability its watchword. This is because our detractors will be looking for loopholes against us,” he said. My father told me the original names of the Communities which have been changed today.”
“There are also people who want to colonise us and they want to change history. They change the names of our chiefdoms and imposed other names. We have to protect our land and history”. “They have changed the names of our lands and want to impose a history, but God has helped us today. The time has come to effect an effective change and defend our land and our people.”
SOKAPU President, Jonathan Asake  said on the occasion that “when we came into office, people were speculating that SOKAPU will be in disarray and its election will not hold because SOKAPU was not registered and that SOKAPU was more of a political organization.”
“But, we knew that it was our detractors that were going all about with the propaganda. SOKAPU is a socio-cultural organization and also, just like any other association, under a constitution.
“So, we decided to have an NGO that can approach donor agencies, registered with a legal entity and we came about this NGO as a body that is being inaugurated today.
The chairman of the SKPEF, Apostle Emmanuel Kure said if the government is  not prepared for development in Southern Kaduna, they will self  develop Southern Kaduna. “We are set to give Southern Kaduna a new outlook with the inauguration of this Foundation. With this history made today, many fathers of SOKAPU who have died will lift their eyes and rejoice for this act of history by SOKAPU.”
“This raises hope and it also indicates that we are beginning to think outside the box. And it also means we are beginning to deviate from just activism to putting our heads together to usher in development and rescue our people. For us, this is a great milestone and challenge.”

2 comments:

  1. Wonder should never end a town is being nurture bring up to its present level today and name it BG those whom created it its now you have your own history. Happens to be the majority in the area doesn't mean you have the manipulation to erase the minority just because the truth history didn't favour you. Jama'a of kafanchan, zango, matsirga, jagindi, gidan ways are some town own and name by after Hause where are you then?

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  2. I sincerely applaud the present crop of leaders of SOKAPU for their visionary leadership. May the dream of the founding fathers continue to guide you through the help of God. WELL DONE SIRS

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