Eid-el-fitr: Ortom calls for fervent prayers for peace, unity of Nigeria

As Muslims celebrate Eid-el-Fitr across the world, the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has called for sustained prayers for peace and unity of the country.

This was contained in a press statement on Tuesday signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Terver Akase and available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi.

Ortom, in the statement, said he believed that with prayers, commitment on the part of government and the , the wave of , kidnappings, herdsmen attacks and banditry would be surmounted.

He said the peace, security and unity of the country must be placed above personal and sectional interests, as keeping Nigeria and united was 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, and justice.

He acknowledged and appreciated the prayers by the Muslim community any time the state was confronted by challenges.

Ortom assured Benue that the security of lives and property would remain the of his .

He wished all Muslims peaceful Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.(NAN)