By Yahaya Idris, Toto.
The Executive Chairman of Toto Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, Honorable Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas, has called on Muslims to pray for peace and stability in Nigeria as they celebrate this year’s Eid-el-Kabir.
The Chairman’s Sallah message was contained in a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant, SSA, Media & Publicity, Yahaya Idris Toto, in Toto on Saturday.
The Chief Security Officer of the council called on Islamic religious leaders to lead their followers properly so that they do not depart from the truth.
He pointed out that Nigeria is passing through trying times, especially security challenges, a development, he said, required that all men and women of goodwill rise tackle the menace.
The Tashara-born grassroots politician said the insecurity in the land should not be perceived or seen from the prism of religion but as a crime against humanity. He called on all citizens to reinforce “the African spirit of brotherhood, love, solidarity, and unity which were the hallmark of our communal life.”
He canvassed that all citizens should cooperate with the government in the task of ensuring peace and unity.
“We all have a stake in the project Nigeria. We must shun divisive tendencies and come together against all forces of darkness that seem to be dragging us back.
“We have come a long way. We cannot at this stage toil with the future of our nation. We desire peace. We need to make progress.’’ He said
The Chairman, therefore, expressed his administration commitment and desired to secure Toto LG and its environment just as he said was part of his campaign promise.