Saturday, March 26, 2016 4:50 pm
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of unity, tolerance and peaceful co-existence as panacea for overcoming the nation’s current challenges.
Ambode, in his Easter message, said such fundamental values would go a long way in promoting and strengthening the foundation of love, peace and harmony in the society.
He said that the season should remind everyone of the selflessness, love, sacrifice and tolerance of Jesus Christ throughout His earthly sojourn.
According to him, remembering that foundation is particularly meaningful this Easter because the nation is facing challenges that can be overcome by exercising collective tolerance and being ready to make sacrifices.
“It is a season when we should pause and reflect on our individual and collective roles toward promoting and sustaining that foundation of love, peace and harmony in our society,” he said.
Ambode urged Nigerians to see the period as a time to collectively steer the nation back on the road to prosperity by working in the spirit of togetherness.
The governor restated his commitment toward making life more comfortable for the people.
He said that he would intensify efforts on road projects, ‘Light Up Lagos’ initiative, youth empowerment, improved and accessible healthcare services and increased public safety and security.
Ambode enjoined residents to continue to work with his administration by obeying the law and fulfilling their obligations.
He urged them to remain vigilant to ensure that the state remained a model of peaceful and harmonious co-existence in the country. (NAN)