Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called for sustained prayers for peace and unity of Nigeria during the 2021 Eid-el-Fitr celebration
The Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase in a statement, Tuesday, said Governor Ortom believes that with prayers, commitment on the part of government and the people, the wave of killings, kidnappings, herdsmen attacks and banditry would be surmounted.
The peace, security and unity of the country must be placed above personal and sectional interests, as keeping Nigeria safe and united was a task for all its citizens, he added.
The governor urges Muslims in the state to promote the values and lessons of Ramadan such as piety, generosity, peaceful coexistence and justice.
He acknowledged and appreciated the prayers made by the Muslim community any time the state was confronted by challenges.
Governor Ortom assures Benue people that the security of lives and property would remain the priority of his administration.
He wishes all Muslims peaceful Eid-el-Fitr celebrations.