By Oluwatope Lawanson
Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat said Nigerians, regardless of tribe or religion, must agree to unite in order to survive as a nation.
The deputy governor noted that there must be unity of purpose as a nation for development to take place.
He urged Muslims and non-Muslims to live as one and to avoid any form of enmity.
According to him, there can be no development in a country if there is insecurity.
“The greatest threat to humanity is when there is no peace of mind, therefore, I urge us all to live as one.
“There should be no Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo or Hausa issues, it has to stop.
“In the interests of peace and development, we must unite, for united we are and divided we fall.
“If we are united it will be very easy to resolve insecurity as a nation,” he said.
Earlier in his goodwill message, the Chairman of the Lagos State Council of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, Alhaji Abd’Rahman Salaudeen, urged all Muslim devotees to fully grasp the opportunities of Ramadan to seize themselves. to draw near to Allah, to seek his favors and to perfect piety towards one another.
Salaudeen said that the period of Ramadan is a month of favors, blessings and the exchange of jokes as well as good wishes.
“As we fast we continually remind ourselves of our character trait and our dependence on the Divine, leading us to humility, reverence, godliness and selflessness.
“We develop the sacred qualities of empathy and compassion, becoming more aware of our intrinsic connection and our oneness as human beings, regardless of boundaries or labels that create differences,” he said. declared.
Sheikh Abdur-Rahman Ahmad, the national missionary of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria, in his lecture on “Insecurity: the impact on the socio-economic development of the nation”, instructed the government to implements laws on insecurity because it affects development.
According to the missionary, there can be no security where there is lawlessness.
Ahmad said impunity, lawlessness and corruption are fighting back.
“Insecurity is a major challenge plaguing the country and must be addressed before it becomes a national disaster.
“Nigeria is fortunate to have many natural resources, human capital development, but it is all taken for granted,” he said.
Ahmad urged Nigerians to serve and praise God in truth despite the challenges they face. (NOPE)
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