Markurdi – Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom 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.
In a statement on Sunday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, Governor Ortom in a goodwill message to the Nigerian Muslim faithful noted that the challenges facing Nigeria today demands that the nation needs prayers for her 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 craves 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 wishes the Muslim faithful a successful and rewarding Ramadan fasting and prayer.