Lagos - Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday called for strict adherence to the dictates of Islam, as Muslims begin the Holy month of Ramadan.
Ambode, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna said Ramadan signified a month of piety and abstinence from food and all vices for all believers.
The governor, who said that the period of abstinence should go with orderly behaviour and obedience to constituted authority, said with the fear of God, people would obey all laws.
"All Muslims must ensure that the abstinence from all vices during the Ramadan period should become an everyday affair because in doing so, each person will be at peace with him or herself," he said.
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Ambode also called for peaceful co-existence among all residents of the state.
He said that it was only in a peaceful atmosphere that all plans and programmes of the present government could be executed.
“At this critical period of nation building, the lessons of the holy month must permeate all actions and deeds of the people in such a way that each person serves as his brother’s keeper always.
"It should also be a period of re-dedication to the ideals of nation building by the entire citizenry," he said.