Ambode Extols Religious Groups
Lagos state Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has extolled the contributions of religious groups in the State to the development of the State, describing the spiritual leaders as great partners and pillars in the effort to bring greater progress to the State and increased prosperity to its citizens.
Ambode made this known when he met all religious leaders at an Inter-Faith Parley held at Lagos House, Ikeja, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017.
He commended the religious leaders for their roles in ensuring the sustainability and promoting peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in the state, which had greatly aided government’s efforts in the delivery of services and dividends of democracy to the people especially those at the grassroots.
He maintained that the gathering was sort of Thanksgiving for the mercy and blessing of God that has created atmosphere of harmony,making it possible to bring greater gains to the people and to appreciate the spiritual leaders for their roles in ensuring peace in Lagos and to fine-tune existing strategies and harmonious relationship already prevailing among Lagosians.
“I thank you all for your ceaseless prayers and for all the spiritual efforts through the power of the pulpits and for sensitizing your followers to follow the path of civility and do that which is lawful. The commendations and awards the State government received from the National Hajj Commission and the Christian Conscience Group are all testimonial to your efforts and conduct as very understanding and tolerant believers,” he said.
Ambode reiterated that spiritual leaders should continue to pray for the State as the achievements of his administration in the past two years was largely due to the harmonious living among all the religious bodies in the State.
“What I know is that regardless of how intellectually sound a leader might be, if spiritual teamwork needed to create a platform for the brain to work is in disarray, there is nothing that can be achieved.”