In keeping with a policy of identifying with Lagos citizens during religious activities and festivals, His Excellency, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife, Mrs. Bolanle Ambode, are to celebrate Eid-el-Fitri with Muslims in the state, by hosting them in designated centres in each of the 20 local government areas.
The celebration, which comes up on June 25, 2017, will start from 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Said Ambode: “An occasion like this gives my administration the opportunity to reach out and worship with Muslims, Christians and other faith-based devotees during their respective special and holy days, and that the state’s participation, identification and involvement during religious festivals is another way of projecting hospitality, concord and love that Lagosians are noted for.”
This year’s occasion is a conscious attempt by the Ambode administration to take it to the grassroots, so as to enable as many Muslims in the state as possible take an active part in it.
He enjoined all Lagosians to keep on praying for the State and continue to celebrate one another’s differences so as to strengthen their cherished unity.
While thanking all Lagosians for sustaining the atmosphere of peaceful co-existence and religious harmony in the state, Ambode reiterated his commitment to inclusive governance that would involve all religious groups – irrespective of affiliations, denominations and interests.
Some of the centres include Agege Stadium Complex, Ago Hausa, Ajegunle, Abesan Mini- Stadium, inside Abesan Estate, in Alimosho area, FHA Field, 23 Road, Festac Town, in Amuwo Odofin, United Christian Secondary School, Apapa Water works, off Liverpool, in Apapa, VIP Chalet Badagry/Ascon Road, in Badagry, Marina Waterfront, Oju Alaro, in Epe, Ruby Gardens, Tisco Bus stop, in Eti-Osa, Evans Square, Carter/Simpson Street, Ebute-Metta, in Lagos Mainland, NITEL Playing Ground, Agege Motor Road, Cappa, in Mushin, and National Stadium Open Space, Surulere.