The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule has said the state government is committed to promotion of peaceful co-existence.
Dr Adebule made the call at the Tarawiy Prayer organised by the Lagos State Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture.
‘’When there is unity and peace, development is attained and freedom becomes a commodity for all.
‘’The State Government will continue to promote peaceful coexistence and uphold freedom of religious practice in the state,’’ she said.
Adebule said the major lesson of Ramadan was equality of mankind before God.
She assured residents that the present administration would give equal opportunity to everyone and respect the rights of individuals under the law.
The Deputy Governor also called on Muslim ummah to pray God to guide Governor Akunwunmi Ambode’s administration to live up to the people’s expectations.
In his lecture, the Chief Imam of the Lagos House of Assembly, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, said fasting taught mankind six major lessons.
Dr AbdulLateef said the lessons were self-restraint, compassion for others, equality, patience, endurance, tolerance and enjoying good health by avoiding excess foods.
He called on government to give more roles to Muslim and Christian clerics in the political affairs of the country than merely inviting them for prayers.
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