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Muslim leader lauds Uzodimma over security

By Emma Opara Thursday July 22, 2021

As residents of Owerri have continued to witness peace, the Chief Imam of Imo State, Sulaiman Njoku, has on Thursday, July 22, lauded the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, for his efforts at tackling insecurity and uniting people of varying religious backgrounds, including the Northern community in the state.

The Muslim leader disclosed this while interacting with newsmen in Owerri, while marking the end of their Eld- El- Kabir celebration in the state.

He urged the Muslim faithful in the state to seize the opportunity of the celebration to pray for the state and support the efforts of security personnel for lasting peace.

He said, “I commend Governor Hope Uzodimma for his peace initiatives which have united all residents of the state irrespective of religious and other affiliations.”

Njoku described the Eld-el-Kabir as a celebration of sacrifice while urging Nigerians to make needed sacrifices for national peace and cohesion.

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Speaking, the National President of the Muslim Christian Youth Council of Nigeria, Mr Emmanuel Ifuma, noted that dialogue and tolerance are bedrocks for peaceful coexistence.

He urged youths to embrace and not allow themselves to be used to promote violence, ethnic or religious acrimony.

Ifuma also urged the Muslim faithful in the state to remain peaceful in line with the spirit of the celebration.

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