Muslims pledge to support security efforts in Ebonyi

Muslims on Thursday pledged to support efforts made toward ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Ebonyi.

Alhaji Abbas Egwu, Chairman of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, made the pledge in Abakaliki when he led a delegation on an Eid Al-Fitr homage to Gov. David Umahi.

Egwu said that Muslims in the state had resolved to provide security information or reports to the governor and security agencies.

“We will provide such information whenever events or moves that might pose as threats or breaches to security are noticed.

“We will also stop any or group attempting to destroy public infrastructure in the state,” he said.

He also pledged that Muslims would continue living in peace with Christians and ensure that harmony thrived in all parts of the state.

“We pass a vote of confidence in the governor and urge him to make himself available for national service in 2023.

“People wonder Muslims are fond of the governor and the is that he has treated us well, making us feel accepted in the state,” he said.

Gov. David Umahi, represented by the Governor, Dr Kelechi Igwe, thanked the delegation visit and urged Muslims to abide by the resolution to ensure adequate security in the state.

“The resolutions are far-reaching and the and state Orientation should ensure that they receive wide publicity.

“Resolving to volunteer information in ensuring security in the state is cheering because information is power.

authorities in the country could have been nipping the security challenges in the bud if they received information before such occurrence,” he said.

He congratulated Muslims over the Eid Al-Fitr celebration and urged them to imbibe its true essence good of the state and country.

“We thank you warm sentiments on the ’s developmental strides as we would sustain efforts toward the peace and unity of the country,” he said. (NAN)