Lagos governor to host Muslims on Salah day

Luqmon Balogun, Lagos


The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has promised a beffiting Eid-il-Fitri celebration with the Muslim faithful across the State.

Governor Ambode who will be celebrating along with his wife, Mrs Bolanle Ambode at 20 designated locations said the gesture was in furtherance of his Administration policy of inclusive governance.

Prayer for peace

In a statement signed by the Public Affairs Officers of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Lookman Seriki, said that apart from the usual merriment associated with such festivals, Muslims faithful will have the opportunity to pray for sustainability of peace and continuation of unprecedented development for Lagos and for Governor Ambode, as well as his wife and other members of his family for many successes recorded so far in the last three years.

According to him “The Administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode believes that prayer has been playing pivotal roles in the rapid development and tranquility that prevails in Lagos, and has been actively supporting initiatives that will promote socio-economic growth, infrastructural expansion, enhancement of security, increment of safety and happiness of the people.”

“Before the last year celebration of Eid-El-Fitri at the grassroots, State participation in religious festivals was always held at the State House, a situation that excluded participation of large segments of the people.”

Grassroots participation

He says grassroots participation is central to sustainance of peaceful coexistence and religious harmony, which has brought unprecedented accomplishments being experienced in Lagos State.

He further stressed that the past decentralized form of Eid-Ul-Fitri celebration were successfully held in 2017 for the first time in each of the 20 Local Government Areas, where Governor Ambode pledged to continue to meet with the people during important religious festivals.

He noted that since the last Eid-El-Fitri Get-Together, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and his wife had celebrated Eid-El-kabir and Christmas in similar ways in 2017.

Event Centres

This year Eid-El-Fitri will be celebrated in the following centres across the 20 Local Government and people have been directed to attend any one of the venues that falls within their local government or local government development areas.

These include:

Agege LG: Agege Local Government Maternity Centre, Sango Agege.

Ajeromi LG: Aga Hausa, Ajegunle, Ajeromi Ifelodun LG

Alimosho LG: Alimosho Local Government Secretariat Premises, Akowonjo

Amuwo Odofin LG: Amuwo Odofin Local Government Secretariat, Festac.

Apapa LG: United Christian Primary Sch. Apapa water works, off Liverpool rd

Badagry LG: Badagry Grammar School Badagry

Epe LG: Marina Waterfront Oju Alaro

Eti-Osa LG: World Oil Filling Station, Ilasan junction before Jakande Round about, Eti -Osa

Ibeju LG. Iberekodo Primary School, Ibeju

Ifako Ijaye LG: Ifako Ijaye Mini Stadium, beside Ifako-Ijaye General Hospital

Ikeja LG.: Opebi primary school, Ikeja

Ikorodu LG. Ikorodu Town Hall.

Others are:

Kosofe LG: Emmanuel High Primary High sch. Emmanuel High Street, off Ogudu Road, Ojota

Lagos Island LG: 64, Freeman Street, Lagos

Lagos Mainland LG: Evans Square, Carter/Simpson Street, Ebute Metta , Lagos

Mushin LG: Nitel Playing Ground Agege Motor Road Cappa

Ojo LG: Ojo Local Govt. Secretariat, Olojo Drive, Ojo Town

Oshodi LG: Oshodi-Isolo Lovcal Govt Secretariat Premises

Somolu LG: Angus Memorial High School, Opposite Army Barrack, Morocco

Surulere: Surulere Local Government Secretariat Premises.