Lagos State deputy governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule has identified tolerance of one another, mutual love and peaceful co-existence among Nigerians as necessary ingredients that can promote development and strengthen the current democratic experience in the country.
The deputy governor was speaking at the weekend in Lagos at the 2016 Islamic Education and Faith Initiative centre 3rd meritorious award ceremony where she was honoured alongside other Nigerians for their selfless service and outstanding contributions to the growth of Islam and humanity in the country.
Dr. Adebule urged Nigerians irrespective of their religion or tribe to be tolerant of one another and live together in harmony, while advising youths to be creative in mind and shun any act capable of promoting hatred, religious crisis or disintegration in the interest of the country.
The deputy governor who pleaded for cooperation among Nigerians urged them to imbibe the transformation policy of the present administration, noting that there was the need for a general reorientation and ethical rebirth among Nigerians so as to let the new Nigeria project embarked upon by the President Muhammad Buhari led administration achieve its dream
While expressing optimism that Nigeria will still be a country to be reckon with in the comity of nation, the deputy governor noted that the steps taken so far by the federal government has shown that Nigeria is on the right track, urging religious leaders across the country not to relent in their prayers for the survival of the nation’s hard earned democracy.
While thanking the organisers of the award ceremony for recognising and rewarding people who have shown commitment to unity and peaceful co-existence in the country, the deputy governor urged people to continue to support Lagos State government as it strives on daily basis to impact on the lives of Lagos residents through the implementation of sustainable development projects in the nooks and cranny of the state.
Other notable Nigerians who were given award along with the deputy governor by the organisers for their contribution to development in the country included Dr Tajudeen Ayodele Kekere-Ekun, Alhaja Chief (Mrs) Lateefat Aduke Gbajabiamila and a posthumous award to Late Alhaji Abdulwahab Iyanda Folawiyo.