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Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, felicitated with Muslims on the celebration of the 2019 Eid-ul-Fitr.

The new Governor of the state urged Muslims to direct their actions towards attaining peace and progress in the country.

Naija News reports that the state governor made this known in a statement signed by his Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile.

In the statement obtained by Naija News, Sanwo-Olu said: “As our fellow Muslim compatriots celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, which signalled the end of Ramadan, I urge all Muslims to deeply reflect on the lessons taught by the blessed month by promoting values that will uplift them spiritually and also improve the condition of humanity in general.

“While we abstained from food and other luxuries in line with the obligations of the blessed month, we learnt patience, perseverance and courage as key values to our spiritual and material success. These lessons would further be useful in our lives when we play our roles in strengthening peace and harmony in our respective communities and also encourage others to do same.”

Sanwo-Olu enjoined Muslims to continue to pray for peace and progress in Lagos and Nigeria at large. The prayers, according to him were needed just as his administration had already begun implementation of its plans to achieve ‘GreaterLagos’.

The statement added as thus: “Beyond the spiritual attainment, Ramadan fasting also instilled the culture of tolerance and peaceful coexistence in us, which are part of lofty ideals divinely commanded by ALLAH (SWT) and preached by Prophet Muhammad (SAW). I enjoin our Muslim brothers and sisters to use this occasion of Eid celebration to pray for peace and progress in our dear state and Nigeria.”