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LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT URGED  NIGERIANS TO SHUN VIOLENT ACTS

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT URGED  NIGERIANS TO SHUN VIOLENT ACTS

Nigerians have been urged to eschew all forms of violence in their daily conduct with one another in order to have a more  peaceful and secured nation.

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State,  Obafemi Hazat gave the advice at the Eid-Prayers to mark this year’s Eid-Il-Kabir held at the Lagos Central Mosque, on Lagos Island.

He said that the act of killling people in the name of religion did not conform with any religious teaching including Islam and as such should not be encouraged in the country.

He however, urged the people to live in peace with one another wherever they found themselves.

Hamzat also called on Lagos residents,  Muslim faithful in particular, to be security conscious as they go about the Eid-Kabir celebration.

Earlier, in a sermon, the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Toyin Abou-Nolla called on federal and States governments not to relent in their efforts at ensuring that the society is safe for all to live in.

He stressed that the issue of insecurity had become a serious challenge in the country that all hands must be on deck to addreess the situation.

The Chief Imam emphasised that Islam is a religion of peace and does

not condone killing of fellow human beings.

After the Eid-prayers, the Presidential flag bearer of All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu who was one of the dignitaries that observed their Eid- prayers at the Lagos Central Mosque called on the people to be peaceful at all times and ensure that they obtained their PVC so as to vote credible candidates into political offices in the next general elections.

Other dignitaries present at the event are former Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Akeem Odumosu, an APC chieftain, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro and a former Chairman of  APC Lagos State, Alhaji Tunde Balogun.

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