Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma has assured that the state would continue to be home to all Nigerians irrespective of their ethnic and religious beliefs.
Uzodinma gave the assurance in Owerri when he received the Muslim community that paid him the traditional sallah homage.
Represented by the Secretary to the Government of imo state, Chief Cosmas Iwu, the governor said apart from appointment of Muslims and other Nigerians into his cabinet,he has ensured that nobody discriminated against them.
Senator Uzodinma disclosed that his administration has been accommodating other Nigerians in line with its belief in equity and justice.
According to him,it was necessary for all Nigerians to see themselves as members of one family United in the same destiny.
He recalled that he recently appointed two non imo indigenes to the position of permanent secretaries to demonstrate his belief in one Nigeria.
The governor commended the Muslim community in imo state for peacefully coexisting with their hosts and for their support during the recent security breaches in the state.
Uzodinma urged them to continue to spread the message of peace now that peace has been restored in the state.
While congratulating them over this year’s Eid el Kabir celebration, Uzodinma urged them to emulate the life of sacrifice by Prophet Ibrahim.
He also enjoined them to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria to overcome the current security challenges.
Earlier while receiving the gifts from the governor, on behalf of the Muslim community, HRH, Alhaji Auwal Baba Suleiman, the sarkin Hausawa/Muslim of Imo State, described Uzodinma as a detribalised and pan Nigerian who is running an inclusive government in the state.
Alhaji Auwal disclosed that the governor has been kind and attentive to Muslims since his assumption of office, saying that they were proud of him.
He commended Uzodinma for his efforts in restoring peace to the state and for his numerous developmental initiatives that have positively impacted on the lives of residents of the state.
While pledging the support of the Muslim community to the administration, Alhaji Auwal, assured that they would work towards the sustenance of peace in imo state.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Muslim Council of Imo State,Prince Basher Uwakwe thanked the governor for always being there for them.