Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has assured the people of
the state of his readiness to deploy the law and public fund to
achieve peace, unity and progress in the state.
The governor made this commitment in Ilorin on Tuesday in separate
meetings with leaderships of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)
and Quareeb Association.
He assured the religious bodies that he will ensure justice by
bringing perpetrators to book and averting future occurrence through
“I stand before God and man to effectively deploy the
instrumentalities of the law and public fund to achieve peace, unity
and progress in the state.
“Anyone who participated directly or indirectly in public disorder
shall be brought to book,” he added.
Ahmed therefore urged religious bodies not to allow miscreants, who
for economic reasons, cause disaffections among various religious
adherents in the state.
“This state is a State of Harmony. And we must all collectively work
to sustain our cherished peaceful environment.
“Don’t play into the hands of mischief makers by labelling the
activities of miscreants on New Year eve as religious issue. The
benefit of unity is too high to allow it slip off our hands,” the Governor
Responding, CAN chairman in the State, Prof Tunde Opoola, urged the
governor to ensure that justice is truly done as a way of assuring
that the Christian community in the state renew their confidence in
the state government.
A leader of the community, Mr Gambari Usman said the community was
alerted by a Muslim woman whose daughter was being raped in her
Gambari commended Christian community in the area for coming to the
rescue of the Muslim lady.
In his remark, Chairman Alfathiu Quarib, Malam Oniye Abdulrasak said
the association has had harmonious relationship with the Christian
community and dissociated the organisation from any attack on any