Nigeria

Maulud: Ortom tasks Muslims on prayers for peace, unity

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has felicitated with all Muslims in the State and other parts of the country as they celebrate Eid-El-Maulud to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad.

The Governor in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase urged Muslim faithful to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria, particularly now that End SARS protests are rocking many parts of the country.

He said there was nothing impossible before God Almighty, if the people wholeheartedly return to Him with supplications.

Governor Ortom states that what Nigeria needs at this time is justice, fairness, equity and an end to impunity, beginning from leaders to the led.

He expressed optimism that the country will overcome its current challenges if the right measures are taken to address the people’s yearnings.

The Governor assured Benue people that the State Government will sustain its collaboration with security agencies to guarantee the safety of lives and property.

He once again appreciated Benue youths for their conduct during the End SARS protest in the state which he noted was devoid of violence and acrimony.

Governor Ortom reaffirmed his commitment to hosting of the Benue Youth Summit where issues affecting young people will frankly be discussed and solutions proffered.

The Governor assures Benue people that his administration will continue to give priority to programmes and policies that seek to speedily drive development in the state.

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