The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, has urged religious leaders in the state to shun activities that may result to religious crisis among faithful of different religions.
She said this at the formal opening of the 104th Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, MSSN, Lagos State Area Unit held at the Human Capital Development Centre, Epe recently.
The Deputy Governor, who was represented by the Director, Civil Service, office of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, AbdurRazak Ekemode, urged religious leaders to use their positions in promoting peace in the state.
She said, “IVC which serves as an avenue to orientate Muslim students towards the right mindset of the nation building, entrench moral brightness, entrepreneurship, brotherhood and to revive spirituality of students.
“Islam is a religion of peace and we must continue to tell ourselves the basic truths that will help us to do things that are right before God and man. Our state has the enviable record of being a place where adherent of all faiths coexist peacefully without any rancor.”
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, also urged youths in the state to shun immoral acts and religious crisis, urging them to imbide the right religious values.
Speaking earlier, the Amir (President) of the MSSN Lagos, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, faulted leaders on the way they run the affairs of the country.
“This nation is being run in a way that cannot guarantee success, a shade that makes it vulnerable to attack. We cannot sustain this nation with the excessive insincerity, gross deceit, inestimable greed and lack of transparency and accountability among the ruling class.
“Our problems will not leave us without a concerted effort guided by the Book of Allah, where all humans are treated equally. No hijab victimisation, no religious sentiment, no gender bias and no tribal discrimination,” Ashafa said.