Nigeria/June 4, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/88 views /nigeria Eid-el-fitri: Hamzat charges Nigerians on peaceful co-existenceshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel From left: Mr. Babatunde Balogun, Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Lagos state, Mr. Musliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State Defence, Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Oba Riliwan Akiolu, Oba of Lagos, praying, during the 2019 Eid-el-fitr prayer to end Ramadan, at Dondan Barrack in Obalende, Ikoyi, Lagos. The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, and the Chief Imam of Lagos, Sulaimon Abou-Nolla, on Tuesday urged Nigerians to desist from any act that could truncate the peace currently being experienced in the country. ALSO READ We Recovered N59bn, $779m In Four Years - MalamiThey made the appeal after observing the Eid-il-Fitri prayer, which marks end of Ramadan fast, at the Dodan Barracks, Obalende, where he was joined by Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu; former Nigerian Ambassador to Ghana, Musiliu Obanikoro; Commissioner of Police, Zubair Muazu; former Federal Commissioner for Works, Alh. Femi Okunnu, and others. Hamzat said that any violence or acrimony embarked upon under the pretext of Islam was false because the religion preached peaceful co-existence and tolerance but kicked against hostilities. ALSO READ Maldivian court frees $6.5 mn in ex-leader's accounts | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News Loading… He frowned against any illicit act embarked upon under the pretext of religion, saying that one of the essences of Ramadan was for everyone to eschew violence and embrace “peaceful coexistence because there is one God and no one can fight for God. He can fight for himself.” According to him, everyone must be fear God in whatever act they were doing because any act performed by anyone often had effect on others. ALSO READ OMO auction expected on N140 bn inflows“We must use the Eid-il-fitri to renew our lives and live in peaceful way and realize that whatever we do has impact on others within the society. For instance, as residents of Lagos, we must not dispose waste indiscriminately because it will affect someone else’s health. So we must be considerate with other residents of the state,” he added. According to him, “when you consider others in whatever act you engage in, it is believed that you have empathy for others.” Earlier, Abou-Nolla, argued that Muslims must do away with any act considered by the government as illegal, such as kidnapping, banditry and others. Share this: Related Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:nigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleWhat President Buhari’s 3rd Term Should Look Likenext articleBreaking: Forbes names Rihanna the wealthiest female musician in the world with $600mRelated PostsNigeria/June 18, 2019 /No Comment EU Presents Election Report To Senate President TodayNigeria/June 18, 2019 /No Comment Tackling bandits’, kidnappers’ – The Nation NewspaperFani-Kayode Reacts To Ex-President, Morsi’s Death: ‘Tyrants Never End Well’Morsi buried in CairoGunmen abduct Catholic Priest, poly lecturer, four others in Edo – Daily Post NigeriaSamuel Chukwueze: I am determined to do well in EgyptKidnappers abduct Catholic priest in EdoEFCC arraigns man for obtaining property through false pretense in Ibadan – Daily Post NigeriaOndo: Gov. Akeredolu sacks three commissioners, nominates six replacements – Daily Post NigeriaEXCLUSIVE: Jega speaks on INEC server controversy – Premium Times Nigeria Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.