Cler­ics pray for La­gos, Sanwo-olu

The Punch - - PHOTO NEWS - Sam­son Fo­larin

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.

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