Clerics pray for Lagos, Sanwo-olu
Alarge gathering of Muslim and Christian clerics on Wednesday came together to pray for Lagos State and the family of Governor Babajide Sanwoolu.
The gathering, made up of people from various denominations, was put together to commit the state into the hands of God in the New Year.
The prayers were led by the two special advisers to the governor on religious matters at the State House, Marina.
The Special Adviser on Religious Matters (Muslim), Alhaji Jebe Ahmed, said Sanwo-olu had demonstrated that God must come first in everything.
“The governor was at the mosque and he charged us to live in harmony, respect the rule of law and do what is needful at all times. Prayers were said for all residents of Lagos. Prayers were recited to God to guide the governor and members of his team as they lead the state,” he added.
Ahmed disclosed that the state government through its THEMES agenda would boost religious tolerance among Lagosians.
The Special Adviser on Religious Matters (Christian), Very Revd. Bukola Adeleke, said they were working with the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-yusuf, to ensure residents respected other people’s religious views.
“We want the peace we have been enjoying in Lagos to continue and the way to achieve that is to continuously respect the religion of others,” he said.