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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State and his counterparts in Oyo, Ogun and Ondo states-Abiola Ajimobi, Ibikunle Amosun and Rotimi Akeredolu have called for peaceful co-existence among the citizens of the country.
They made this call in their separate messages on Friday while congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Eid el-Fitr.
In a statement, Ambode asked the Muslims not to relent in engaging in acts that foster unity among the citizens.
The governor said Muslims should not forget the lessons learnt in the holy month of Ramadan.
“It is a known fact that Islam, being a religion of peace, can only be sustained in a just and fair society; the state will continue to run an all-inclusive government based on the principles of social justice and fairness to all, irrespective of religious, ethnic or gender background,” Ambode said.
Akeredolu, in a statement, also urged Muslims to sustain all the lessons learnt during the Ramadan by selflessly serving humanity.
“Nigerians, irrespective of their religious, ethnic or political beliefs, will continue to promote unity, love, oneness and peaceful coexistence, which Islam as a way of life promotes,” he said.
On his part, Ajimobi admonished the Muslim faithful to pray for the citizens’ unity and peaceful coexistence and shun divisive tendencies capable of drawing back the country’s wheel of progress.
“Leaders in all the tiers of government deserve to be assisted with prayers so that they can lead us aright and move the country forward in all ramifications,” he said.
Amosun, who spoke after observing this year’s Eid-el-Fitri prayer at the Muslim Praying Ground, Lantoro, Abeokuta, encouraged Muslims not to go back to the vices they had dropped during the Ramadan, but to practise the good virtues they had acquired.