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Govern with fear of God as stewards, Hamzat advises politicians

Govern with fear of God as stewards, Hamzat advises politicians

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has urged leaders to relate with the citizens with the fear of God, bearing in mind that governance is a stewardship which would be accounted for on the judgement day..

Hamzat made the appeal after observing the Eid-el-fitr prayer on Friday at Dodan barracks praying ground in Lagos.

According to him, Muslims should reflect on the lessons learnt during Ramadan and always put it into practice.

He urged Muslims and non Muslim alike to relate with one another with the fear of God and avoid hatred.


The deputy governor urged Nigerians to refrain from hate speeches especially on social media platforms, eschew bitterness and other social vices.


He appealed to the people to uphold the acts of serenity and civility and say no to violence.


Earlier, in his Sermon, the chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheik, Sulaiman Abou-Nolla urged Muslims to exhibit the spirit of forgiveness, being one of the significance of the month of Ramadan.


According to him, fasting teaches one discipline, good mannerism, humility and ways to be pious and sincere.


On leadership , he charged leaders on giving account of their stewardship and the position they occupy.


He thereafter prayed for the peace of the Nation as well as Lagos State, and also for economic prosperity.

Some of the dignitaries present at Eid-el-Fitr praying ground are: the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), former minister of state for Defence, Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro among others.

Others are former Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu represented by the white caps chiefs among others.

The Eid-el-Fitr celebration marks the end of 30 days spiritual rebirth of Muslims as commanded by Allah in fulfillment of the fourth pillar of Islam.



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