By Brenda Agba
Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has charged all the Muslim faithful in Nigeria and Benue State in particular, to follow the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophet Muhammed, by promoting peaceful co-existence among the various segments of the society.
Governor Alia who gave this charge in a message of felicitation to the Muslim faithful in the spirit of the celebration of Eid-el-Maulud, which is the birth of Prophet Mohammed, urged them to shun ethnic, political as well as religious differences and work towards building a safer and better Benue and Nigeria in general.
“As you rejoice in the celebration of the birth of Prophet Mohammed, be mindful of the need to pray for peace and unity amongst the citizens, which forms the fulcrum for the progress of our dear state and nation.
“You are once again reminded of the need to show love and be at peace with one another for the development of our society,” the Governor admonished.
While calling on all to join hands with his government in his efforts to rebuild and redevelop the state, the governor urged all residents of the state to make security of lives and property the responsibility of everyone, saying: “If you see something, you say something.”