L-R: Commissioner for Home Affairs, Hon. Anofiu Elegushi, Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and the Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola at a Special Jumat to commemorate the 62nd Independence Day of Nigeria at the Lagos State Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja.
As the nation prepares for its Sixty-second Independence Day celebration, Nigerians have been asked to cotinue to pray for the nation for quick economic and social recovery.
The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, gave the advice at a special Jumat Service to Mark the Sixty-second Independence Day of Nigeria at the Lagos State Secretariat Community Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja.
He said that although Nigeria is facing some social and economic problems at present, the people still had every reason to thank God for life.
He also said that Nigerians needed to thank God for keeping the nation from some calamities ravaging some countries across the world.
He expressed optimism that Nigeria had all that it takes to overcome all her challenges and be one of the best in the comity of nations if the people were ready to join hands with the right leaders to build the nation to an enviable height.
Dr. Hamzat therefore, called on Nigerians to ensure that they voted credible leaders that would set the nation on the right pedestrial to positions of authority in the next general elections.
Earlier, the Imam of Lagos State Community Mosque, Alhaji Saheed Aro enjoined political leaders to always go about there responsibilities towards the nation and the people in the fear of God.
He stresssed that they should always remember that they would give account of whatever they do on earth before their maker after death.
He however, urged Nigerians to commit the 2023 general elections into the hands of God for a peaceful, free and fair elections devoid of blood shed and rancour.
The Imam also advised Nigerians to always do the right thing at all times wherever they found themselves and cultivate the habit of praying for their leaders rather than curse or condemn them.