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Fashola appeals for peace in Salah message

28 July 2014, 10:44Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Lagos Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has sought the cooperation of all Nigerians in finding lasting solutions to the challenges confronting the country.

In a Salah message, the governor said it is only by embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians could put the country back on its leadership pedestal.

He urged locals to embrace the spirit of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood preached by Islam and other religions.

Fashola observed that the country, with all its potential, would not be afflicted by poverty if its citizens could join hands to give it the right focus.

He said, the country will only assume its leadership position in Africa and among the black race when Nigerians embrace law and order, unity of purpose, equity and patriotism.

He implored the people to celebrate the Id-El Fitri with moderation and inthe fullness of the spirit of Ramadan which encouraged peace, sharing, brotherhood, kindness and fairness and urged them to keep up with those virtues they have gained in the Holy Month.

Fashola also called on the  citizens to be open and receptive to positive change as a way to achieve real development, saying human beings should always seek better ways of doing whatever they do.

According to him, development can only be achieved when the citizenry show understanding that constant renovation, expansion and general redevelopment often take place in most of the holy places and developed societies with which they compare  their own environment with the necessary sacrifice made in the process.

While also underscoring the need for increased observance of personal hygiene and other advice spelt out by health experts, the Governor also called for continued vigilance, security consciousness and avoidance of scare mongering adding that any observed strange development should be brought promptly to the attention of the authorities and security agencies.

Fashola wished all Lagos residents and their brothers and sisters across the country a happy and peaceful Eid-El- Fitri celebration.

The celebrations come on the back of terror attacks that have claimed thousands of lives in recent months

- CAJ News


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