Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has urged residents of the state, as well as other Nigerians, to use the Eid-el-Kabir season to pray for Nigeria’s peace and unity.
Terver Akase, his Chief Press Secretary, said this in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, the governor said the current spate of insecurity, where hundreds of school children are kidnapped daily in parts of the country, armed herders frequently attack farming communities and kill many people, as well as other acts of terrorism can only be surmounted if security agencies are given adequate support.
He emphasized that the safety of lives and property in all parts of the state will remain the priority of his administration.
“Governor Ortom says Eid-el-Kabir offers all Muslims the opportunity to exemplify the virtues of piety, honesty, charity and generosity, according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
“He gives assurance that the present administration will continue to uphold the values of transparency, accountability, justice and equity in serving the people of the state.
“Governor Ortom once again appreciates the understanding and support Benue people have given him since 2015 despite the challenges the State Government has faced within the period.
“He wishes the people of the state a joyful Eid-el-Kabir celebration”, Akase added.