Gov. Ambode Calls For A Peaceful And Prosperous Nigeria

Cancer, Akinwunmi AmbodeThe Lagos State Governor,  Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on Nigerians to rededicate themselves to the cause of a peaceful and prosperous Nigeria, where citizens regardless of ethnic, religious, political or social status can flourish.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, the Governor said that the nation needs brotherly love and harmonious co-existence among her citizens above all other things as a means to overcome its numerous challenges.

The Governor in his Eid-el-Fitri message said it is only by embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians can put the country back on the path of growth and development, urging them to embrace the tenets of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood which characterized the period of the holy month.

“As we celebrate this auspicious occasion, therefore, let us renew our faith in our nation and implore the Almighty God to restore to us those values that place high premium on human life, love of neighbour and sharing even as we ventilate our faith in the unity of our dear country and the possibility of taking her rightful place in the comity of nations.

“In this all important crusade to rescue our dear country from socio-economic as well as political quagmire, let us all continue to demonstrate those sterling virtues of harmonious and peaceful co-existence, as well as willingness to serve in this melting pot of cultures where the multi-ethnic and multi-religious nature of our country is turned into a source of strength”, the Governor said.

While cautioning against acts that would divide rather than unite the country, Governor Ambode called on Nigerians to return to the values of peaceful co-existence and brotherly love.

Governor Ambode also thanked Lagosians for their continued harmonious and peaceful co-existence in the midst of diverse ethnic origin and religion.
“With your demonstration of love for your neighbour and the willingness to serve, our State has continued to be a model of what patriotic Nigerians will want our dear country to be.

“When peace reigns in the land, we can achieve whatever it is that we want to achieve. Infrastructural development can only be carried out in an atmosphere of peace and respect for our political and ethnic differences,” he said.

Governor Ambode wished all Muslim brothers and sisters in the State a happy Eid-el-Fitri celebration, just as he enjoined Nigerians in other parts of the country to continue to be their brothers’ keepers.

Ambode Felicitates With Muslims At Eid-el-Maulud

ambodeLagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on Muslims in the state to offer prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of Nigeria.

This is in the spirit of celebrating the Eid-el-Maulud, which is the birth of Prophet Muhammed.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Habib Aruna, Governor Ambode enjoined Muslims to follow the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophet Muhammed by promoting peaceful co-existence among the various segments of the society.

Governor Ambode implored Lagosians to shun ethnic, political, religious differences and work towards building a safer and better society.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government has lifted the order restricting vehicular and human movement during the December monthly environmental sanitation exercise expected to come up on Saturday, December 26.

The order is to allow free movement of ‎persons during the end of the year festive seasons.

In a press release, the State Commissioner for Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, urged residents to still observe the monthly exercise and clean up their homes and immediate environment, irrespective of the lifting of the restriction order which is only for the month of December.

The Commissioner also gave the assurance that the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is fully mobilized and would deploy men and equipment to ensure quick evacuation of waste generated during the festive period.