John Shiaondo, Makurdi
Governor Samuel Ortom has urged Muslims to continue to sustain their peaceful coexistence with Christians and people of other faiths even as they abhor agents of terror.
In a felicitation message with the Muslim Community in the State on the occasion of this year’s Id-el-fitr celebration yesterday he called on them to uphold the spirit of love, peace and unity as enshrined in the teachings of the Holy Koran.
He stressed the need for the Muslims to be ready to embrace the change initiatives of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the country. The Governor assured of his administration’s resolve to tackle all forms of insecurity in the state with the support and cooperation of all religious organisations for the development of the state
He expressed happiness over the peaceful co-existence and adherents of the various faiths in the state especially this year’s joint breaking of fast between Christians and Muslims.
In similar vain, Speaker of the State House of Assembly Mr. Terkimbi Ikyange, has charged Muslim to keep alive the spirit and lessons of Ramadan which include selfrestraint, patience, tolerance and compassion. “We need to demonstrate through our actions that we are for living in peace, in mutual respect with all the people.”
“Let us remember that we cannot expect justice from others unless we treat others with justice.” “This is the most beautiful example set by our genuine Muslims,” he noted.