Sanwo-Olu seeks citizens’ support, prayers for Lagos development
Gov’s wife prays for return of values that place premium on lives
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, said the continuous support and prayers of the people were critical to the development of the state.
Sanwo-Olu, who stated this while delivering his goodwill message at the 2021 Eidul-Adha celebration by the first family of Lagos State and Ministry of Home Affairs, sought the people’s prayers and support for his administration because without it, it would be difficult for his administration to achieve its THEMES development agenda aimed at ensuring a greater Lagos for all.
The governor, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji, urged harmonious relationship between religious groups in the state for peace.
ALSO, in her welcome address, the governor’s wife, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, said Lagosians should have every reason to thank God and celebrate, especially with the successful conduct of the local council elections, because some people were afraid that there would be riot and crisis after the election, saying: “But we thank God that things went well during and after the election.”
She also praised and thanked Allah for granting the grace and enablement to witness another Eid-el-Kabir, which is a significant event in the Islamic calendar.
“The essence of this festival is such that lays emphasis on the virtues of sacrifice, love, peace, unity, helping the needy and most importantly, total submission to the will and commandment of God as aptly demonstrated by Prophet Ibrahim.
“Prophet Ibrahim, as a mark of clear sincerity to Allah’s will, was prepared to offer his son, Isma’il, as a sacrifice despite the fact that it was a tough call for him. Both father and son proved their love and obedience to Allah.
“Therefore, this special Eid-el-Kabir celebration put together by the Lagos State Government through the First Family and the Ministry of Home Affairs, is geared towards appreciating Allah and serving as a veritable reminder of the need for people to remain faithful to the ideals of the festival.”
The governor’s wife said people should come together and make the communities, cities, states and country a better and safer place for everyone, adding: “This is the time for us to truly treasure brotherly love and harmonious co-existence; and also pray for the peace and tranquility of Lagos State and Nigeria.”
Commissioner for Home Affairs, Anofiu Elegushi, who thanked the governor for always supporting a platform that promotes religious harmony among the different religious groups in the state, thanked all the clerics, Muslims and Christians present for helping to promote religious harmony in the state.