Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, Friday, joined Muslim faithful to mark the Eid-El-Fitri celebrations, just as he called on them to sustain the lessons of the Ramadan Fast beyond the season.
The Governor who spoke when he hosted scores of Muslim faithfuls to a feast at the Lagos House, Alausa, urged them to imbibe the tenets of the season and ensure it reflects in their daily activities.
“Let me use this medium to felicitate with our Muslim brothers and sisters on the completion of the year 2015 Ramadan. Ramadan has come and gone, but the lessons of the month remains and we should as worshippers sustain them in our everyday activity”.
“Let us put to use the lessons of Ramadan, which essentially is that of peace. Let us remain peaceful and eschew vices by remaining steadfast in our journey to make Lagos state a better place for all of us”.
“We may differ in tongue and faith, but we all remain equal before our creator, the owner of heaven and earth”.
“It is my fervent prayer that the Almighty will continue to increase us in wisdom, health and wealth. May we witness many more celebrations”, the Governor said.
Earlier in her welcome address, First Lady of Lagos State, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode expressed her appreciation for the support given to the present administration so far, just as she appealed for more cordial relationship being enjoyed in the state.
“While I enjoin you all to feel relax and enjoin yourselves, please remember to continue to pray for peace, tranquility and prosperity of the state”.
She also urged parents to inculcate moral and religious teachings to their children and support their family in all their endeavour.
“As the family is the bedrock of any society, let us all endeavour to focus on teaching our children in the way of Almighty Allah and support our husbands in all their endeavours”, she said.
Highlights of the celebration include a quiz and dancing competition. Governor Ambode and his wife also took time out to join the faithfuls on the dance floor.