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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday solicited the support of religions leaders to ensure peace and development.
 
He made the appeal at the first quarterly meeting of Lagos State National Inter-religious Council (NIREC).

He expressed appreciation that the state has not witnessed any religious crisis, due to their support and cooperation.

   
Represented by the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Abdulhakeem Abdulateef, he urged them to work with him, so that peace would continue to reign in the state.
 
The governor also appealed to the leaders to sensitise their members and residents to support the Land Use Charge (LUC).
 
He asked residents to participate in the public hearing to review the Act, so that their positions could be reflected.
 
Speaking on behalf of the leaders, the Chairman, Lagos State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Co-Chairman of NIREC, Apostle Alexandra Bamgbola, commended the body for the peace in the state.
 
Also, Co-Chairman of NIREC, Alhaji Yussuf Tajudeen, noted that if NIREC at the national level had been functioning, there would not be Boko Haram crisis in the country.

Meanwhile, civil society groups yesterday protested at the Lagos House, Ikeja, against the purported plan to privatise the state’s Water Corporation.

They condemned the plan to install water-metering facilities in homes, factories and offices.
 
Civil rights activist and member of the Joint Action Front, Achike Chude, a representative of the African Women Wash Net, Mrs. Fehintola Macauley-Odumosu and others, staged the protest to mark the World Water Day, with the theme: ‘Nature for Water.’


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