By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
As Muslim faithfuls across the world are currently observing Ramadan, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly and representative of Mushin Constituency 2, Hon. AbdulSobur Olayiwola Olawale, has said that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable, stressing that the country has developed beyond what an individual can pull down.
The Lawmaker stated that it is the responsibility of both the followers and the leaders to ensure that peace reigns in the country, adding that a peaceful environment attracts foreign direct investment for economic growth.
Olawale said this at his 2019 Ramadan Lecture held today in his Constituency Office in Mushin.
The lawmaker who is popularly known as OMITITI among his constituents, enjoined Muslim faithfuls to use the period of Ramadan to pray for peace in the country.
Olawale stated that the current challenges of kidnapping and banditry facing the country would soon become a thing of the past, saying that he was sure that the Federal government is working assiduously to curb the menace.
“As Muslim faithfuls, we have it as responsibility during this Ramadan to pray for our dear Country and contribute immensely to nation building. We should also be seen by others as promoters of love, and care. We should seize the opportunity of Ramadan to seek for forgiveness from the Almighty Allah because he is the all in all”, said Olawale.
“The challenges of kidnapping and banditry which our country is faced with would soon be things of the past because government at all levels are working day in day out to arrest the situation”, said Olawale.
The Lawmaker added: “Nation building is our collective responsibility as a people and it is a must for us as a nation to achieve it. Our peaceful coexistence as a country is germane to nation building and so we should see it as a compulsory task for all of us.”
Olawale, however, called on religion leaders to continue to preach the principles of God to their followers in their various gathering, saying that they have critical role to play in establishing moral values in the citizens and society at large.