From: Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo
Taraba State deputy governor, Alhaji Haruna Manu, has called on groups agitating for national disintegration to embrace peace and unity for development in the spirit of Sallah.
Manu gave the charge, in Jalingo, on Friday, while addressing the press after the Eid-el-Kabir prayers.
He said that those calling for cessation and giving ultimatum for people to leave certain regions of the country have lost touch of the fact that “our strength lies in our diversity and not similarities”.
He insisted that “Sallah is a time of sober reflection and it is pertinent for all of us to pause in our agitations and think consider the consequences of going our separate ways. We can not afford that. We must learn to live with and tolerate one another, despite our religious and ethnic differences. This is where we derive our strength”.
Chief Imam of Jalingo Central Mosque, Imam Nuru Dinga, said that true adherents of the faith must always seek peace and common well-being of all.
He prayed that a new era of peace, progress and plenty would be ushered in the country soon as many people were fast becoming disillusioned.
Earlier, the state Governor Darius Ishaku wished the people a happy Salah and renewed his call for peace as a yardstick for development for the people of the state, saying that he can not function well in a hostile environment, despite his plans to bring development to the people.