Ortom calls for prayers,peace in Sallah

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Nigerian Concord

As this year’s, Eid-el-Kabir is celebrated, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has urged Muslims in Benue State to intensify prayers for the unity and peace of the country.

The Governor who said this in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Teacher Akase, added that there is no alternative to peace, as it is only in an atmosphere devoid of violence that meaningful development takes place.

He said it is the duty of religious organisations to always call on God to intervene in affairs of the country and cause peace to prevail.

The Governor also described as unfortunate, the situation where security operatives have also become victims of attacks, and says the development calls for worry and deserves to be urgently addressed.

Governor Ortom however advised Muslims to be tolerant and live harmoniously with people of other faiths and to commit themselves to the Holy Prophet’s injunctions of piety, honesty and charity.

He also tasked Benue people in general to commit themselves to the sustenance of democracy as the best form of government, irrespective of its perceived shortcomings.

The Governor wished the people of the state joyful Eid-el-Kabir celebration.