As Muslim faithfuls are observing the holy month of Ramadan, they have been urged to promote unity and peace and offer prayers to enhance peaceful co- existence amongst Lagosians.
This call was made by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Samuel Babatunde Adejare while speaking at the 14th edition of the annual SABACO Ramadan Lecture organized by Samuel Babatunde Adejare Campaign Organization (SABACO), held at the Blueroof, Okekoto ,Orile Agege last Friday.
The Commissioner who said that Ramadan teaches cleanliness, self-discipline, justice and fairness in the society, called on all Muslims particularly in his constituency to reflect on these important lessons and make them a greater part of their daily lives to promote peaceful co-existence amongst the people.
Adejare who also used the opportunity to call on the people of Agege community to embrace cleanliness which is one of the hallmarks of the Islam, stressing that the on-going reforms in the solid waste management in Lagos State, tagged the Cleaner Lagos Initiative was in the interest of all Lagosians as it is one of the best ways to maintain cleanliness in the environment.
“Cleaner Lagos Initiative is aimed to protect the environment, human health and social living standards of Lagos residents by promoting an holistic approach to environmental challenges and ensuring improved operational efficiency” he said.
In his Sermon the Guest Speaker, Dr. Abdul Kareem AbdulLateef who is also the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Lagos State admonished everyone to ensure that they encouraged unity and oneness as entrenched in the Holy Quran. He further called on all Muslims to ensure that they promote togetherness amongst their neighbours and give room for religious tolerance.
The special guest and spiritual father of the day, Sheikh Habibulahi Adam Al-Ilory (OON), a member of the World Conference of Islamic Affairs urged all Muslims to seize the opportunity of the holy month to fervently pray for continued peace and progress in Lagos State.
The SABACO Ramadan Lecture is organized annually by the campaign organization of the Commissioner for the Environment Dr Samuel Babatunde Adejare to promote peace and support the people of his constituency.