A legal practitioner, Barrister Gloria Mabeam Balason has tasked the people of Southern Kaduna to rise to the responsibility of being resilient to overcome the challenges bedeviling the area and reposition it on the path to greatness.
Barrister Ballason, stated this in Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area, at a public presentation and launch of a book, “Southern Kaduna: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, written by a lecturer of ECWA Theological Seminary, Kagoro, Pastor. Philemon Cletus Gado.
She noted that under the present dispensation, Southern Kaduna has endured various challenges, including marginalization especially in politics and education, and said in spite of it all, there was hope if the people can harness the potentials that abound for their own benefit.
The legal practitioner said the people of the area must focus on being repressible, and make education compulsory and accessible to children to overcome the poverty of innovative ideas.
Ballason said the people must have the grit and confidence to say who they are, remain hopeful and know that they are not slaves in their land.
Earlier, the Chairman of the occasion, Barrister Sunday Marshall Katung, appreciated efforts of the author, and said the book was timely and a revelation of the land and the people of Southern Kaduna.
Represented by Reverend Gambo Waziri, Marshall Katung said it was important for the people to know who they are and where they come from to serve as a guide in their journey towards greatness.
He lamented the poor reading culture especially among the youth in Southern Kaduna, and urged them to see the book as a prophetic declaration which should guide their actions towards occupying their rightful positions in Kaduna State, regardless of their ethnic or religious backgrounds.
The author, Pastor Philemon Cletus Gado, said the book, borne out of the desire to see Southern Kaduna progresses in all spheres of life, is a legacy to bequeath to the next generation.
Gado lamented that the area has suffered leadership challenges and marginalization, in the past, especially in politics and education, thus the need to highlight the issues and proffer solutions to them.