Arewa Coalition to mark Kaduna Declaration Anniversary

The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has announced it will commemorate the one year anniversary of the historic Kaduna Declaration on Wednesday the 20th of June, 2018

The Coalition in a statement signed by its spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman recalled that exactly one year ago today June 6, 2018, the famous Kaduna Declaration was made at the Area House, Kaduna.

“CNG is also proud to note that within just the first few weeks, the Kaduna Declaration recorded the first major achievement by forcing real questions of notional security, unity, stability in the polity and public safety unto the nation’s discussion agenda.

“Since then, with a slight review, the Kaduna Declaration steadily continued to record success with all its other articles that include a rigorous campaign against drug and substance abuse in the north etc.

“As we mark the first year of that bold and necessary outing, we are happy to announce that an elaborate celebration has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 20th and Thursday 21st June 2018.

“The shift became necessary in view of the demands that come with the final lap of the  annual Muslim fasting period.

“On the rescheduled dates, CNG shall take a comprehensive assessment of the successes achieved by the Kaduna declaration as well as make a statement on the current state of the nation and plan for 2019 and beyond.

“We are grateful to all Nigerians especially the northern public and all sections of the nation’s media for the support, cooperation and understanding shown to this movement in the last 12 months,” Suleiman said in the statement.

Over  30 groups formed the Coalition which became prominent when in June last year, they gave a three-month ultimatum for the Igbo to vacate Northern Nigeria.

The groups including the Nastura Ashir Sharif ‘s Arewa Citizens Action for Change); Abdul-Azeez Suleiman-led Northern Emancipation Network,  Shettima Yerima’s Arewa Youth Consultative Forum; Aminu Adam’s Arewa Youth Development Foundation; Alfred Solomon’s Arewa Students Forum;  and the Northern Youth Vanguard led by Joshua Viashman said they gave the directive to the Igbo in response to IPOB’s brand of agitation for a Biafran nation.

 

 

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