By Tope Musowo
Nasrul-lahi-li Fathi Society (NASFAT) yesterday, commended Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, for displaying high level of religious tolerance since assuming office two and half years ago, saying the development has brought about peace and harmony among the religious groups in the state.
National President of NASFAT, Alhaji Kamil Abayomi Abolarinwa, who
stated this when he led the national leadership of the body on a courtesy visit to Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, also lauded the governor for the massive infrastructural projects across the state.
He said the numerous projects already implemented and ongoing were positively touching lives of residents of the state.
While commending Ambode for the religious harmony in the state, Abolarinwa said: “We specifically appreciate your religious tolerance. You (Ambode) are a Christian but you conduct yourself as a human being and relate with every religion with tolerance. May Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to protect you and guide you a right.
Besides, Abolarinwa congratulated the governor for the awards won by the state government at the 2017 Hajj exercise largely due to his support, saying, out of eight awards up for grabs, Lagos won seven including the Best State in Hajj performance.
Responding, Ambode commended religious bodies in the state for exhibiting tolerance for one another, saying the peaceful atmosphere had made the economy of the state to continue to thrive.
Also, in his Eid-El-Maulud message, the governor called on Muslims to continue to offer prayers for greater peace, unity and continuous progress of the country.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, particularly enjoined Muslims to follow the exemplary leadership of the Holy Prophet by promoting peaceful co-existence and uphold his legacies of unity, integrity and love for one’s neighbour.