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Sanwo-Olu urges Muslims to emulate Prophet Muhammad

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday felicitated Nigerian Muslim faithful on the celebration of Maulud Nabiy, which marks the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Sanwo-Olu, in his goodwill message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile to commemorate the celebration of Maulud Nabiy urged Nigerians, particularly Muslims, to emulate the life and good virtues of the Prophet.

He urged residents and Muslims in particular to continue to tow the path of peace for the sustainable development of Lagos State.

The governor urged Nigerians to embrace peace, harmony and tolerance, in line with his teachings.

According to him, Muslims should remain tolerant and continue to work in harmony with other religious denominations for a peaceful and violence-free society.

He also advised Muslims to seize the opportunity of the celebration to strengthen their love towards one another and make the society a better place by eschewing tendencies that could tamper with the unity and stability in the country.

‘“Today, I join millions of people around the world, to wish our Muslim brothers and sisters in Lagos State and in Nigeria happy Maolud Nabiy, which is the birthday of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).

“Lagos is noted for religious harmony, therefore, I want to enjoin Muslims to continue to be tolerant of other religious denominations as they have always been in the state.

“The Muslim faithful in Lagos State should continue to live in peace and harmony with believers of other faiths,” he said.

The governor commended residents for their steadfastness, resilience and cooperation with his administration, reassuring them of government’s commitment to good governance and people-oriented programmes.

He said that his administration was fully committed to impacting the lives of the citizens by delivering the dividends of democracy to residents through his government’s THEMES developmental agenda for a ‘Greater Lagos’.

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