From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi
Governor Ortom has 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, urged them to intensify prayers for the unity and peace of the country.
The Governor who stated this in a message to Muslims on the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir, noted that there is no alternative to peace, adding that it is only in an atmosphere devoid of violence that meaningful development takes place.
He stressed on the duty of religious organisations to always call on God to intervene in affairs of the country and cause peace to prevail.
The Governor described as unfortunate, the situation where security operatives have also become victims of attacks, maintaining that the development calls for worry and deserves to be urgently addressed.
He tasked Benue people in general to commit themselves to the sustenance of democracy as the best form of government, irrespective of its perceived shortcomings.