Al-Makura appeals to LG chair to treat erligious, ethnic groups equally
Governor Umaru Al-Makura has appealed to the newly elected chairmen of the 13 local government areas of the state to promote unity and peace in their localities.
He made this known in Lafia when the chairmen paid him an Eid El fitri homage yesterday.
He said to democratically impact their localities, they must be cosmopolitan in character and action, and create a level playing ground in the discharge of their duties.
He said teachings and deep reflections during the Ramadan period should be adhered to by the new chairmen, so that they can imbibe the capacity to treat members of various religions and ethnic groups with respect, understanding and equal attention.
“Don’t use your office to override the faith of others. This has been my principle and it has helped me. Also, let us give what everyone deserves in accordance to the dictates of our democracy. Let our differences be our strength. Let’s treat each religion, ethnic group with respect.”
Speaking earlier, Chairman, Lafia Local Government Council, Alhaji Inu Maifata, on behalf of the new chairmen, thanked Al-Makura for conducting credible local government elections twice, since he became governor in 2011.