Ambode urges religious bodies to pray for Lagos at 50
Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged mosques and churches in the state to organise special prayers for peace and harmony, as well as accelerated socio-economic development while marking the state’s golden jubilee.
He said mosques should carry out special sermons and prayer sessions during the Jumat Services on May 19, 2017, while churches should do the same on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Ambode expressed resolve to raise public participatory initiative in state’s policies and programmes.
He said through the Ministry of Home Affairs, more collaboration for mutually rewarding relationship between the state and the faith-based organisations were in the pipeline.
Besides, the governor said his administration had begun enumeration of worship centres in the state and, so far, more than 10,000 data of mosques and churches have been captured on the website.
He also disclosed that Lagos chapter of Nigerian Inter-Religious Council, (NIREC), will soon have a bigger scope, wider reach than is presently the case, for brighter performance, when the body is decentralised to the 57 local governments/local council development areas (LCDAs), and its activities further extended to all wards in the state. The governor said through commitment to excellence, greater public involvement and support, faith in the possibility of greater Lagos as SMART city of the collective dreams of Lagosians, “which is achievable through constant prayers and supplications to Almighty God, Lagosians will continue to thrive from the prevailing peace, security and accelerated socio-economic and infrastructural development.”