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Ambode, Amosun, Aregbesola, others pledge rights to freedom of worship


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Charge Nigerians to shun divisive tendencies

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said his administration was committed to the protection of rights of citizens to freedom of worship.Ambode, who spoke at the Eid-el-Fitri get-together celebration centres in Ebute-Metta and Ijaiye-Ojokoro, urged Muslims to sustain the spirit of love, brotherhood, tolerance and care, which were dutifully demonstrated during the Ramadan, and also not forget the lessons which the season was meant to teach.

He said: “As you celebrate this special day, I enjoin you to continue to live by these principles so that our state and our nation will continue to grow in peace, progress and prosperity.”

Also, Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, has urged the Muslims to continue in the spirit of love for the growth of the nation.Obasa stated this in his Sallah message through a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Musbau Razak.


Besides, Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has urged all Nigerians, irrespective of their religion and tribe, to continue to live in peace, unity and harmony, stressing that Nigeria’s strength lies in its national unity.

Amosun, who spoke after observing the Eid-el-fitri prayers in Abeokuta, urged Muslims in the country to imbibe all the virtues of Ramadan.He said all and sundry must work to achieve unity in the country rather than working towards things that would further divide the country.

Also, Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has implored Nigerians to shun any divisive tendency that could threaten the unity of the country.Aregbesola said this yesterday while addressing journalists shortly after the Eid-el-Fitri prayers at the Osogbo Central praying-ground.

The governor, who charged Muslim faithful across the globe to always stick to the tenets and injunctions of their faith, urged them to abstain from whatever the religion forbids and always toe the path, which the religion prescribes. The Chief Imam of Osogbo, Sheik Musa Animasahun, admonished Muslims to celebrate the period with fear of God and moderation.

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