Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Tuesday, joined other Nigerians in felicitating with the Muslim Faithful on the celebration of 2021 Eid-ul-Fitr.
The governor called on Nigerians to use the period in seeking the face of the supreme God over the current security crisis ravaging some parts of the country.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, Ortom expressed optimism that with prayers and commitment on the part of the government and the people, the wave of killings, kidnappings, herdsmen attacks and banditry will be surmounted.
According to him, the peace, security and unity of the country must be placed above personal and sectional interests, as keeping Nigeria safe and united is a task for all its citizens.
The Governor urged 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 is confronted by challenges.
Governor Ortom assured the Benue people that the security of lives and property will remain the priority of his administration.
He wished all Muslims peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.