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Ambode Calls For Tolerance, Unity At Eid-el-Fitri

Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State; Omo-Oniles
Posted: Jul 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Ejikeme Omenazu

Lagos – Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State governor, on Monday urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of a peaceful and prosperous nation where all citizens regardless of ethnic, religious, political or social status can flourish.

The governor, in his Eid-el Fitri message, maintained that only by embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians could put the country back on the path of growth and development, even as he urged them to embrace the tenets of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood which characterised the period of the holy month.

Ambode, who spoke through Mr. Habib Aruna, Chief Press Secretary, stressed that the nation needed brotherly love and harmonious co-existence among her citizens above all other things as a means to overcome its numerous challenges.

While warning against acts that would divide rather than unite the country, Ambode called on Nigerians to return to the values of peaceful co-existence and brotherly love.

He added: “As we celebrate this auspicious occasion, therefore, let us renew our faith in our nation and implore the Almighty God to restore to us those values that place high premium on human life, love of neighbour and sharing even as we ventilate our faith in the unity of our dear country and the possibility of her taking her rightful place in the comity of nations”.

According to him, “In this all important crusade to rescue our dear country from socio-economic as well as political quagmire, let us all continue to demonstrate those sterling virtues of harmonious and peaceful co-existence as well as willingness to serve in this melting pot of cultures where the multi-ethnic and multi-religious nature of our country is turned into a source of strength.”

Ambode also thanked Lagosians for their continued harmonious and peaceful co-existence in the midst of diverse ethnic origin and religion.