Governor, Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged the Muslim faithful to pray for the restoration of peace, unity and security of the nation during this year’s Ramadan fasting and prayer.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor
Nathaniel Ikyur in a statement issued on Monday quoted his principal in a goodwill message to the Nigerian Muslim faithful to have noted that the challenges facing Nigeria needs prayers for its survival more than ever before.
Besides the intractable security challenges raging the country, the governor said “peace and security is imperative as we enter 2023 electioneering period”.
He also craved for religious harmony between and among various adherents saying “which ever faith one believes in, what is incontrovertible is that all religions preaches peace and togetherness”.
Governor Ortom bemoaned violence in parts of the country that has religious connotations and cautioned that resort to self help or seeking redress on any misgivings outside the confines of the law is tantamount to retrogression into the Stone Age.
He called for an egalitarian society where brotherhood reigns and where every citizen is free to carry out his or her legitimate businesses in any part of the country without any fear of intimidation or molestation.
The Governor wishef the Muslim faithful a successful and rewarding Ramadan fasting and prayer.