BY GEORGE OKOJIE, Lagos
Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has restated the commitment of his administration to uphold and protect freedom of belief and practice of all religion in the state.
Ambode who stated this while celebrating Ed-el-Fitri with thousands of Muslims in the Evan Square, Mainland local government affirmed his determination to security enhancement.
He urges all Lagosians to be more security conscious to better protect lives and property by cooperating with security operatives, including with the newly inaugurated Neighbourhood Safety Watch.
Ambode said he appreciates all religion and thanked all religious groups, leaders and followers for their solid support been given to his administration.
He commended Lagosians for peaceful coexistence and harmonious relationship that is reigning in the state, urging them not to relent, in order that the nation and Lagos State will continue to grow.
The governor added that Lagosians are on the right path as all religion preaches love, brotherhood, tolerance and care, saying his administration is committed to these principles.
He enjoined Muslims to continue to keep to Quranic injunctions as practiced by Prophet Muhammad, by fearing Allah and taking care of less privilege, that they had been devoted to in the last one month during Ramadan.
He affirmed that Lagosians, including the people of Mainland local government where he grew up, had been good to him, promising not to take citizens’ support for granted but strive harder to deliver more dividend of democracy.
Also speaking the commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef lauded the governor for initiating the people oriented and highly participatory programme and also commended Muslim faithful for embracing it.