Fashola, Oshiomhole sue for peace, seek for prayers for Nigerians

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola  (SAN) , has sought the
cooperation of all Nigerians in finding lasting solution to the
challenges confronting the country, saying only Nigerians can take it
out of the doldrums.

In a Salah message to the people, the Governor said it is only by
embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians can put the country
back on its leadership pedestal and urged them to embrace the spirit
of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood preached by Islam and
other religions.

He observed that the country, with all its potentials, has no business
with poverty if only its citizens can join hands to give it the right
focus and called on them to cooperate and stamp out intolerance,
discrimination, cheating, violence as well as disobedience to the law
and other ills from the system.

As he said, the country will only assume its leadership position in
Africa and among the black race when Nigerians embrace law and order,
unity of purpose, equity and patriotism

He implored the people to celebrate the Id-El Fitri with moderation
and in the fullness of the spirit of Ramadan which encourages peace,
sharing, brotherhood, kindness and fairness and urged them to keep up
with those virtues they have gained in the holy month.

The Governor also called on the citizens to be open and receptive to
positive change as a way to achieve real development, saying human
beings should always seek better ways of doing whatever they do.
According to him, development can only be achieved when the citizenry
show understanding that constant renovation, expansion and general
redevelopment often take place in most of the holy places and
developed societies with which they compare their own environment with
the necessary sacrifice made in the process.

While also underscoring the need for increased observance of personal
hygiene and other advice spelt out by health experts, the Governor
also called for continued vigilance, security consciousness and
avoidance of scare mongering adding that any observed strange
development should be brought promptly to the attention of the
authorities and security agencies.

Governor Fashola then wished all Lagos residents and their brothers
and sisters across the country a happy and peaceful Eid-El- Fitri
In another development, the governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams
Oshiomhole, has congratulated the Muslim Ummah on the successful
completion on the Ramadan fast. In his Eid-el-Fitr message signed by
his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Peter Okhiria, the Governor enjoined the
Muslim faithful to sustain the spirit of godliness, charity,
perseverance, and spiritual intercession for the nation.
According to him, “the Ramadan offered the Muslim faithful another
opportunity to shun evil for good; another opportunity for the
faithful to remould and reshape his life both physically and
spiritually to meet with the aspirations of Almighty Allah as laid
down in the Holy Qur’an.
“Having observed strictly the injunctions of Almighty Allah by
self-denial through fasting and prayers and by offering Zakat to the
less-privileged, the lessons learnt during the Holy month should not
be lost.”
Noting that the spiritual intercession of the Muslim Ummah would
remain indispensable to the nation, the Governor urged “the faithful
to continually pray for the peace, progress and stability of the
nation especially at this critical time; pray for wisdom for those in
leadership and pray for continued peace, growth and tranquillity in
our dear Edo State.
“The Muslim Ummah should remember that there is abundant reward in
fidelity to Allah’s injunctions. I urge the faithful to sustain the
acts of worship and shun all forms of evil which negate the lessons
learnt during the Holy month.
“I beseech the faithful to continue to live in peace and harmony with
men of other faith in our State so that the blessings of Almighty
Allah will continue to shower on us all in the state.”
He prayed that the blessings bestowed by Almighty Allah on believers
through the Holy Month will abide with the faithful all through the


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