By: Valentine Adese (JP),
As the Muslim community in Plateau State joins the rest of the world to mark the Eid-el-ftr, marking the end of the Ramadan fast, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has asked them to continue to live up to the tenets of their faith and allow the benefits of the just concluded fasting reflect in their character and actions.
Governor Lalong gave this charge, while congratulating Muslim Ummah, for a successful Ramadan fast.
In a Sallah message by the Governor Signed by, Dr. Makut Simon Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, dated, 13th May, 2021, Governor Lalong said, ‘the current challenges Nigeria is witnessing particularly insecurity require not only prayers, but commitment from all citizens to change the tide”.
Lalong also acknowledges that, “though the Government has the major responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the citizens, such duty only succeeds when the people give the government the necessary support”.
“He praised the people of Plateau State for supporting his administration in working for the return of peace in the State which is bringing tremendous development whereby many investors are coming in to establish businesses or take advantage of the wonderful weather to engage in tourism, conferences and social events.
“He called for more Synergy, dialogue and engagement between people of different faiths, cultural, ethnic and political backgrounds in order to consolidate on the peace that has been fostered in the State”. The statement added.