Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has called on Nigerians, especially Muslims, to inculcate love and peaceful co-existence among the citizenry in the country.
In his message to Islamic faithful in commemoration of this year’s Eid-el Kabir,Governor Ambode said since Islam preaches the message of peace and tolerance, every Nigerian should embrace brotherly love and harmonious co-existence.
He urged Muslim faithful to pray for continued peace and tranquility in the state and the nation, especially in the North-East, which had witnessed unceasing attacks by Boko Haram.
While urging Muslims to shun religious extremism, which according to him, is a challenging development for the country, the governor described those who hid under the veil of religion to perpetrate terrorism, as being ignorant to the teachings of Islam, noting that nobody could fight
Ambode counselled that the significance of the season should be beyond the festivities, believing that it should be a moment to reflect on why God had united everyone with a common humanity of blood, food and water as these should constitute what binds the people.