The Northern Governors’ Forum is seeking the face of God as Bandits and Terrorists continues to upscale attacks and kidnapping.
The Forum therefore urged the Muslim Ummah and Nigerians to pray fervently for God’s protection and to deliver the nation from its current challenges as they celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Lalong, in a statement says that the occasion calls for sober gratitude to God for peace and unity of the country.
Lalong said the celebration of Eid-el-Kabir stresses the call for sacrifice by Nigerians particularly leaders who have been saddled with the responsibility for managing the affairs of the nation and ensuring that unity, peace, justice and development is achieved.
According to the Governor, Nigerians are largely loving and peaceful people who have respect for one another irrespective of their differences. Despite the activities of a few that are desperate to propagate a negative narrative of discord and acrimony, the Governor said most Nigerians are tolerant and compassionate.
This realization, he continued has made the Northern Governors’ Forum intensify synergy and collaboration with stakeholders and engagement with citizens in addressing the security challenges of the nation that are prevalent in the region and a major source of concern to all.
He said the situation cannot be allowed to bring the citizens to despair and hopelessness as no tough situation is permanent and above redemption.
He urged the faithful and all Nigerians to remain steadfast in working and praying for the peace, unity and progress of Nigeria and extending God’s blessings with each other irrespective of religious, tribal, political or other affiliations.
The Forum also used the occasion to congratulate the National Assembly for passing the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which will facilitate the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas resources in other parts of the country for the economic benefit of the entire nation.