On the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Governor Samuel Ortom urges Benue people to place the interest of the state above any factor capable of causing disunity and retrogression.
Governor Ortom says Benue has faced a number of obstacles in the areas of security and economy, and what the state needs at this time is renewed commitment among its people to overcome the challenges.
He calls on all political leaders and party supporters in the state to rise above divisive, unedifying and selfish interests as the political season is now underway.
The Governor tasks every Benue man and woman to commit themselves to the sustenance of democracy as well as economic and political stability which are essential for good governance and growth.
He says the safety of lives and property in all parts of the state is the priority of the present administration, stressing the need for the people to support security agents with useful and timely information to enable them apprehend criminal elements and guarantee peace.
Governor Ortom once again commends the military for the efforts being made by troops of ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ to ensure that communities being terrorized in some parts of the state by armed herdsmen are safe for those living in Internally Displaced Persons camps to return to their ancestral homes.
The Governor admonishes Muslims in particular to commit themselves to the Holy Prophet’s injunctions of piety, honesty and charity to the less privileged.
He wishes the people of the state joyful Eid-el-Kabir.