Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Nigerians to intensify prayers for the peace of God to reign over the nation.
Sanwo-Olu stated this at the 2021 Pre-Ramadan lecture/Prayer to usher in the Holy month of fasting held on Monday at the Lagos State House Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja.
Sanwo-Olu, represented by his Deputy, Dr Obafemi Hamza, said that Nigerians could co-exist and live as one when there is peace.
“For development to take place in a country, there must be peaceful coexistence.
“This is the time for us to be charitable and consider those that are less privileged, let us share whatever we have as a country and by so doing, there won’t be disunity.
“So, l urge Nigerians to imbibe the teachings of Ramadan, which is peaceful coexistence and loving your neighbour as you love yourself,” he said
Earlier, in his address of welcome, the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, called on Nigerians, especially Muslim faithful, to avail themselves with the training and serenity that Ramadan affords to cleanse their hearts and enrich their souls with virtues.
Elegushi urged the people to re-dedicate themselves to the good of humanity, the development and progress of Lagos and Nigeria.
He enjoined all Muslim faithful to commit Lagos and the country at large into the hands of the Almighty God as they pray throughout the Holy month of Ramadan.