02 January 2021 by Sunny Adebija
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has urged adherents of various religions to continue to ensure tolerance which is an ingredient for peaceful coexistence.
He gave the advice during the inauguration of two mosques built in Adavi and Okene Local Government Areas of the State by the member representing Okehi constituency, at the Kogi State House of Assembly, Murktar Bajeh.
Represented by the State Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Party, APC,
Alhaji Abdullahi Bello, the Governor explained that where there is peace development would thrive.
He commended the Lawmaker for the project which he said it is not just giving back to the community but fulfilling part of the prescriptions of Prophet Mohammmed to help Muslims practice their five daily prayers in a befitting place.
Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly, Prince Mathew Kolawole, described Murktar Bajeh as a focused lawmaker who had always projected the interest of his people.
The Chief Imam of Ebiraland, Alhaji Salihu Abere prayed God to continue to bless the lawmaker for building the mosques for Muslims in the areas.
In a remark,The member representing Okehi constituency, Murktar Bajeh who is also the chief whip of the House, said he was inspired to execute the projects in appreciation to God who placed him at the assembly.
According to the lawmaker before the expiration of his tenure he would have built five mosques across the five Local Government areas of the Central Senatorial District.
He appreciated Governor Yahaya Bello for giving him the opportunity to represent his people at the Assembly .
In the meantime, the Speaker, Prince Mathew Kolawole led some lawmakers and the APC State Chairman to the Palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland and Acting Chairman, Kogi State Traditional Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim on a new year homage.
He praised the Royal Father for his continued fatherly advice to the Government and people of the State.
Responding, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, appreciated the speaker and his entourage for the visit and commended them for their effective representation of their constituents.
He called for more cooperation among them as that was the only way development can be achieved.