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Ambode celebrates May 29 at Islamic lecture



Ambode celebrates May 29 at Islamic lecture

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has celebrated Democracy Day with Muslim faithful, saying despite all that had been achieved in the past, Lagos was still a work in progress, and that conscious efforts would continue to be made to further invest in infrastructural development to make life easier for the citizens.

Governor Ambode, who spoke at a special Ramadan Tafsir and prayer held in Epe to commemorate the three years of his administration and Democracy Day, justified the massive infrastructural renewal across the length and breadth of the State, explaining that the huge investment in upgrading and providing amenities for the people was part of the greater vision towards making Lagos a smart city.

He said deliberate efforts have been made since assuming office to place the State on sound pedestal for growth and development, and as well align the State with other smart cities across the world.

He said: “Exactly three years ago today, by God’s grace we took oath of office at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) and today is also Democracy day. In celebrating today, I decided that the best way is to come together with my Muslim brothers and sisters and share word of prayers with them through this special Tafsir to appreciate God for the success of the journey so far.

“You would recall that we had a Church Service on Sunday and I just think the best way to end it is to get prayers from Muslim clerics also, and that is what the unity we are preaching is all about.

There is nothing bigger than prayer and that is why I am so happy that we started this journey with prayer and we are celebrating three years with prayer. “For me, there is nothing more to say than to give thanks.

I thank God and I also appreciate you all that our prayers have been answered. What we have done and still doing in Epe, Badagry, Ikorodu, Ikeja and every other part of the State will continue and we pray that God will give us the grace to do more for the people,” Governor Ambode said. Meanwhile, thousands of Muslim also held a special prayer for the continued peaceful-coexistence and religious harmony in the state, calling on Lagosians to work for the continued good governance in Lagos State.

Speaking at Special Jumaat prayers held in commemoration of the Democracy Day held at the State Secretariat, Alausa, the Chief Imam of the mosque, Alhaji Muhammed Abulbakri Raji , also called on all Muslims to support the re-election bid of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the residents enjoy the dividends of democracy and other ongoing infrastructural development in the state.

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