Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has noted that his administration will continue to promote religious harmony among residents of the state.
Sanwo-Olu said this on Sunday, July 25, at the maiden Eidul-Adha Celebrations organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs.
He said that the promotion of religious activities by the administration was deliberately aimed at sustaining the already existing peaceful coexistence among Lagos residents.
Sanwo-Olu commended the peaceful conduct of Saturday’s Local Government Elections across the state.
He called on residents of the state to ceaselessly continue to pray for the peace of Lagos State and Nigeria at large.
”I thank all residents of this great state especially eligible voters who participated in the local council elections that took place yesterday.
”It is indeed worthwhile to appreciate God because, against all odds and fears in some quarters; the entire conduct of the elections was adjudged peaceful and without a record of violence,” Sanwo-Olu said.
He, however, called on both Christians and Muslims to continue to pray to God; for the reinstatement of values that would further help the development of the state and country as a whole.
In her welcome address, the Wife of the Governor, Mrs Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu; said that Eidul-Adha celebrations further underscored the essence of sacrifice.
Sanwo-Olu said that the celebration had shown love, peace, unity, helping the needy; and total submission to the will of the Almighty Allah, as demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.
She said that the feast was premised on the need to appreciate Allah; and also remind residents of the need to remain faithful to the ideals of the annual celebration more than before.
”It is time to make our society a better place that is safe for everyone; and also treasure the importance of brotherly love and co-existence which is presently missing in our society,” Sanwo-Olu said.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, acknowledged Gov. Sanwo-Olu administration’s unbiased disposition; to the growth and development of the two major religions in the state.