KOKONA – The Chairman, Kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr. Musa Namo, on Friday appealed to farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the area to embrace actions that would promote their peaceful co-existence.
Namo made the appeal when he received a delegation of Muslim faithful from Kokona that paid him a courtesy visit in Garaku.
He said that the appeal became imperative considering the importance of peace to the socio-economic development of any society.
“I want to thank you for the visit and to commend you for living in peace with adherents of other religions; and I urge you to sustain that for the benefit of all.
“I call on you to engage in more activities that will strengthen and promote peaceful co-existence among the different ethnic, religious and political groups in the state.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to farmers and Fulani herdsmen in this area to live in peace with one another in order, to ensure food security in the state.
“This is because without peaceful co-existence between the farmers and herdsmen, agricultural production and the socio-economic development of the country will be affected negatively.” [eap_ad_2] According to him, without peace and unity, no meaningful development can be achieved in any society.
Namo challenged Muslims to assist the less privileged and to continue to pray for the return of peace to troubled parts of the country.
The chairman restated the council’s determination to initiate more people-oriented projects in order to reduce poverty in the area.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Alhaji Rilwanu Usman, said the visit was meant to appreciate the efforts of the council’s leadership at improving on the living condition of the people.
Usman expressed the readiness of the Muslim community in the area to be peaceful at all times and assured him of their loyalty and support. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]