C’River Deputy Governor Assures Peaceful Coexistence with Muslim Community

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By Ukongikwen Adie

Calabar – The Deputy Governor of Cross River State, Rt Hon. Peter Odey, has reaffirmed the state’s commitment to peaceful coexistence with the Muslim community, assuring them of their place in the state’s development NEGROIDHAVEN can report authoritatively.

Rt. Hon. Odey conveyed these assurances during a meeting in his office in Calabar with the Hausa/Fulani Community in the state, led by the Seriki Hausa/Fulani and Head of Muslims, Alhaji Garuba Lawan. He expressed gratitude for the community’s support during the last general elections and promised that their contributions to the state’s progress would be recognized in due time.

In a statement on behalf of the Hausa/Fulani Muslim Community, Alhaji Garuba Lawan congratulated Governor Bassey Edet Otu and Rt Hon. Peter Odey on their election victories. He urged the Deputy Governor to consider their inclusion in the administration, especially concerning the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, emphasizing that many of them were born and have lived their entire lives in the state. They have not only supported the administration since its inception but also voted overwhelmingly for the duo in the polls.

The delegation included Alhaji Sani Baba Gombe, Sheik Abduqadir Bature, Major Moshood Abdiqadir, Imam Kabir Olowolayemo, and Alhaji Rasheed Olanrewaju Zubair.

This meeting serves as a testament to the state’s commitment to inclusivity and peaceful coexistence among its diverse communities. Deputy Governor Odey’s assurances underscore the government’s dedication to fostering unity and development in Cross River State.