Monday, 26 June 2017


As Muslims celebrate Id-El Fitri, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom reassures the people of the state that his administration will continue to give priority to security of lives and property as well as other key sectors of the economy.

"The task of ensuring peace in all parts of the state requires the cooperation of all stakeholders irrespective of religion, place of origin and ethnicity".

He calls for prayers, peaceful coexistence and sacrifice among the Muslim faithful and the entire people of the state.

The Governor describes the Id-El Fitri celebration  as a period for the faithful to pray for the country and state to overcome the current economic challenges.

Governor Ortom says the signing of the anti-open grazing and anti-kidnapping laws is part of the steps taken by his administration to guarantee peace and security and create the enabling environment for agriculture and other economic activities to thrive.

He urges the people to continue to be law abiding and cooperate with security agencies by providing timely and useful information that can lead to arrest of criminals.

The Governor wishes all Muslims in the state happy Sallah celebration.

Terver Akase
Chief Press Secretary
June 25, 2017.

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