Governor of Imo State, Dist. Senator Hope Uzodimma on Thursday hosted the Muslim community in the state to a banquet in the spirit of Eid-el-fitr celebration.
The banquet brought Muslim brothers and sisters in Imo State as well as their Christian counterparts together in a joyous mood as it provided them the opportunity to interact and share ideas.
Speaking at the banquet, the Governor described the Eid-el-fitr celebration as a special day for the Muslims all over the world after many days of fasting.
He enjoined both Christians and Muslims to learn how to leave together; emphasizing that Imo State is a peaceful state that has a peaceful position in the heart of God.
Governor Uzodimma said every citizen of Imo State must imbibe the spirit of co-existence and love for one another, thanking God that “inspite of the challenges of the past one year we are all alive today to celebrate the Eid-el-fitr.”
Governor Uzodimma informed the audience that the invitation extended to the Muslim community to the banquet is to reassure them that they should go about their normal businesses without molestation, emphasizing that the crisis of yesterday will never repeat itself in Imo State again.
His words: “There will be no more violence in Imo State any longer.”
He reassured the Muslims that the security in Imo State is for all citizens both Christians and Muslims, and reassured them that Imo State is safe.
The governor seized the opportunity to reiterate his earlier assurances that all security agencies are friends of the public. “It is only the bandits that are enemies of the security agencies hence wherever they are found they will not be spared.”