The Kaduna State Government wishes to clarify the situation regarding recent media reports involving the Minister of Women Affairs, Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, and her alleged involvement in a crisis in Kagarko Local Government.
There have been misleading media reports claiming that Barrister Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, the Minister of Women Affairs, played a pivotal role in brokering peace among three alleged warring factions in Kagarko Local Government – Koro, Hausa, and Fulani.
The reports suggest that this intervention aimed to resolve a supposed “20-year-old crisis.”
Let us set the record straight – Kagarko Local Government Area is not embroiled in a crisis.
It has a history of peace and harmony, standing as one of the most peaceful LGAs in Kaduna State.
The misleading reports have created unnecessary confusion and threaten to ignite unwarranted tensions in the region.
The Kaduna State Government has received credible reports indicating that these misleading reports were orchestrated by members of a leading opposition party with a fraudulent agenda to extort the Federal Government.
They approached the Minister of Women Affairs and presented a false image of discord and crisis in Kagarko LGA.
The Minister, without verifying the accuracy of their claims and in the absence of officials from Kagarko Local Government and the Kaduna State Government, made official pronouncements.
She even went to the extent of promising land parcels and seedlings to the conspirators.
The Kaduna State Government expresses its disappointment with the actions of the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye.
As a public servant and an Attorney at Law, she should have exercised caution and professionalism by contacting the Kaduna State Government to obtain accurate information about the situation in these communities.
In line with the strategic vision of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Kaduna State Government, under the leadership of Governor Uba Sani, is actively collaborating with Federal Security Agencies and other Federal Government Ministries to promote peace, stability, and socio-economic development in Kaduna State.
The government remains resolute in not allowing ill-conceived actions by external influences to undermine these efforts.
Muhammad Lawal Shehu
Chief Press Secretary To The Governor of Kaduna State
6th November 2023