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Governors urge unity, spiritual rebirth, justice, others

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom felicitated with Muslims yesterday at this year’s Eid-El-Fitri celebration, urging Muslim faithful in the state to imbibe the values of Ramadan such as piety, generosity, peaceful coexistence and justice.

Ortom also said adherence to the core values and lessons of the Ramadan fast would guide their relationship with fellow human beings.

He pointed out that the season was expected to stir celebrations, but the mood in Benue remained sober owing to the mindless attacks by herdsmen that the state had experienced since the beginning of the year.

His words: “The humanitarian crisis rocking the state has overstretched its resources with over 500,000 persons currently displaced and about 180,000 of them living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.”

However, Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, congratulated the Muslim community on the successful completion of the Ramadan fasting.

The governor, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, prayed that Allah should accept their supplications, even beyond the holy month.

Also felicitating with Muslims, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State congratulated them on successfully completing this year’s Ramadan fasting and admonished them to continually uphold the lessons and tenets of Islam.

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