The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has urged the people of the state to place the interest of the state above any factor capable of causing disunity and retrogression.
In his Eid-el-Kabir on Tuesday morning, Governor Ortom said Benue has faced a number of obstacles in the areas of security and economy, adding that what the state needs at this time is a renewed commitment among its people to overcome the challenges.
The Governor called 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.
He tasked 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.
Ortom noted that the safety of lives and property in all parts of the state was the priority of the present administration.
He stressed on the need for the people to support security agents with useful and timely information to enable them to apprehend criminal elements and guarantee peace in the state.
The Benue Governor further commended 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.
Governor Ortom admonished Muslims, in particular, to commit themselves to the Holy Prophet’s injunctions of piety, honesty and charity to the less privileged.
He wished the people of the state joyful and memorable Eid-el Kabir celebration.