PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT ASSURES ON RELIGIOUS PLURALISM – Manjang.
The Plateau state Government says it will continue to observe and sustain the religious diversity of the state.
In a message rejoicing with the Muslim umma over the conclusion of their fasting period and celebration of Eid- el Fitr Sallah festival, state Commissioner of Information and Communication Dan Manjang explained that Governor Simon Lalong has since assuming office in 2015 administered the state without religious or any bias.
Manjang explained that he recognizes the difficulty of Ramadan during lockdown occasioned by the COVID 19 global pandemic.
He notes the leader of the Rescue Administration Governor Simon Lalong has within limited resources distributed palliatives without discrimination for the vulnerable in all the 17 Local Governments of the State.
The Plateau state Information and Communication Commissioner particularly notes that this year’s eid prayers coincides with the Christian day of worship on Sunday.
Manjang explains it is not a mere coincidence but the special plan of God for tolerance, accommodation and peaceful coexistence.
While adhering to government’s directive on the celebration, Manjang implores the Muslim umma and other Nigerians not to let their guard down but strengthen their resolve to mitigate the spread of COVID 19 not just in the state but the country at large.
Hon Dan Manjang
Ministry of Information& Communication,
24 May, 2020