The Senator representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Sen. Tokunbo Abiru, has called for religious tolerance and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.
In his congratulatory message to Muslims in the Senatorial district and across Nigeria on this year’s commemoration of Eid-El-Kabir festival, Abiru stressing that divisive and incendiary rhetoric capable of overheating the polity and causing ethnic strife should be shunned.
He urged Nigerians to be unrelenting in prayers at this critical time in the nation’s history.
“The support and prayers of all well-meaning citizens of this great country is required as leaders battle security, economic and other challenges confronting the nation”, Abiru noted.
The lawmaker also drew the attention of the residents of the Lagos East Senatorial District and the entire Lagosians to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state urging Muslims and non-Muslims to adhere to COVID-19 safety protocol as they merry during the Eid-El-Kabir festivity.
Abiru urged Lagosians across the 377 wards in the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state to come out enmasse to vote the All Progressives Congress, APC candidates during the local government election on Saturday.