Buni tasks citizens on peace, religious tolerance for nation’s economic development
By Njadvara MUSA, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state has tasked citizens with peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance for economic growth and development.
He gave the task, yesterday, in Damaturu, while felicitating the Muslim community to end the Ramadan fasting period in the state.
According to him, the Ramadan period has inculcated the virtues of patience, devotion, humility and forgiveness for peace and development.
The Governor noted that: “Without peace, there could be no development at the state and national levels for economic growth.”
He stated that the Zakatul Fitr mandated the Muslim community to provide food items to the needy at the end of Ramadan.
“This will give them a sense of belonging during the two-day Eid-el-Fitr celebration,” he said, noting that this could ensure the return of peace and economic prosperity in the state and nation.
He also urged the people to continue to support government policies and programmes, as the state government is committed to improving people’s living conditions.
“We’ve provided infrastructural facilities with completed projects in the housing, health and education sectors of the economy,“ he said.
He, therefore, charged the people to be conscious and vigilant in securing their various communities in the 17 Local Government Areas.
According to him: “You should report suspicious movements and objects in your communities to the military and other security agencies for prompt action.”
He also reiterated the people to be law-abiding, particularly during the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
He noted that peace and religious tolerance, are inevitable for the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections.
The Governor, therefore, called on the people to obtain their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) to vote for candidates of their choices at the polls.
He said that the electioneering campaigns should be devoid of thuggery to strengthen democracy and good governance.