BY Anayima Abo
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom felicitates 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 by the Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase urged the Muslim faithful to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity of Nigeria, particularly now that EndSARS protests are rocking parts of the country.
According to him, there is nothing impossible before God Almighty, if the people wholeheartedly return to Him with supplications.
Governor Ortom stated that what Nigeria needed 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 also 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 EndSARS protest in the state which he noted was devoid of violence and acrimony.
Governor Ortom further reaffirmed his commitment to hosting of the Benue Youth Summit where he said issues affecting young people will frankly be discussed and solutions proffered.
“My administration will continue to give priority to programmes and policies that seek to speedily drive development in the state.”