Lagos tasks religious leaders on moral rebirth
Lagos State Government has called on religious bodies to utilise the pulpit to engage Nigerians especially the youths on moral regeneration and attitudes that will rebuild the nation.
The Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat said while hosting leaders of some religious organisations who visited him in his Alausa Office.
The religious organisations include, Ansar-ud-Deen Society of Nigeria (ADSN), Lagos State Council, The Muslim Congress (TMC), Lagos State Chapter and Nasrul-lahi-li Faith Society of Nigeria (NASFAT).
The Deputy Governor emphasized that religious organizations are very important in any society as they play critical role in impacting the lives of their followers and are key to bringing about social change.
He urged them to assist government in propagating the good intention of government to people as they listen more to them through their sermons and preaching.
While berating the level of social decadence, the deputy governor urged religious leaders to always through their sermons and various teachings, educate their followers on morals, family values caring about others.
According to him, “We notice these days that as a people, we have lost the family value. It is only our religious leaders that can help us to bring it back. On Fridays, we should preach about family and living well. We know the number of Mosques and churches in the state, if we sermonize it, it will be good.”
He added that no matter the number of infrastructure provided by the state government, if the issue of social vices and moral decadence are not addressed, it would all be effort in futility.
“We need to let people know that even the Holy Books preach against keeping a dirty environment. So our Religious leaders should sensitise the society on the need to keep our environment clean,” he said.
While commending them for collaboration with the government through various life-changing programmes like empowerment for woman and youth, health missions, skill acquisition among others, which have been impactful,
Hamzat said the state government is open for discussion with any organization or body willing to partner with it on any programme that will make life more meaningful for lagosians.
Earlier in their address, leaders of various organisation did pledge their commitment to collaborate with the state government in attaining the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda which is meant to bring about transformation in the lives of the citizens.
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