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Lagos government to promote religious harmony – Sanwo-Olu



Lagos government to promote religious harmony – Sanwo-Olu

By Florence Onuegbu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said his administration will continue to promote religious harmony among residents of the state.

Sanwo-Olu, represented by Secretary of State Government Ms Folashade Jaji, said this on Sunday during the first Eidul-Adha celebrations organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Interior.

He said the administration’s promotion of religious activities was deliberately aimed at maintaining the already existing peaceful coexistence among the people of Lagos.

Sanwo-Olu praised the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s local elections across the state.

He called on the people of the state to keep praying for peace in Lagos State and Nigeria in general.

“I thank everyone in this great state, especially the eligible voters who participated in the municipal elections that took place yesterday.

“It is indeed worth appreciating God because, through thick and thin in some quarters, the entire conduct of the elections was deemed peaceful and without a history of violence,” said Sanwo-Olu.

However, he called on Christians and Muslims to continue praying to God for the restoration of values ​​that would further contribute to the development of the state and the country as a whole.

In her welcoming speech, the governor’s wife, Ms. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said the Eidul-Adha celebrations further underscored the essence of sacrifice.

Sanwo-Olu said the celebration showed love, peace, unity, helping the needy and total submission to the will of Almighty Allah, as Prophet Ibrahim demonstrated.

She said that this holiday is based on the need to appreciate Allah and also reminds residents of the need to stay true to the ideals of the annual celebration more than before.

“It is time to make our society a better place that is safe for all and also to cherish the importance of brotherly love and coexistence which is currently lacking in our society,” said Sanwo-Olu.

Also speaking, Home Affairs Commissioner Prince Anofiu Elegushi acknowledged the impartial disposition of Governor Sanwo-Olu’s administration to the growth and development of the state’s two main religions.

Elegushi said the approval of the event, which was the first edition, affirmed the governor’s love for the Muslim faithful in Lagos State.

In his lecture, LASUCOM Imam and Surgeon, Ikeja, Dr Sa’eid Ahmed, urged Muslim devotees to emulate the way of life of Prophet Ibrahim.

Ahmed gave a lecture on “Ibrahim and his family – An example of true submission and perseverance”.

He said Ibrahim was an example of good conduct and commitment to the will of Allah, as opposed to the influence of the majority and the vices of society.

According to him, it is important to always choose wisely in arriving at a decision.

He called on Muslim worshipers to avoid the popular saying of “if you can’t beat them, join them”, and begged them to stay away from bad gangs.

“Anyone who joins the movement shows that such a person initially tended to join bad gangs and not because of societal influences or pressures,” the clergy said. (NAA)

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