Lagos Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has urged Nigerians to imbibe the tenets of tolerance and unity for one another irrespective of ethnic and religious differences.
Ambode stated this in Eid-el-Fitri message on Thursday to the Muslim faithfuls.
According to him, this is a critical pathway needed to building a strong and united nation.
Ambode, who spoke ahead of the Eid-el-Fitri on Friday, June 15, said that it was only by embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians could begin a rebirth.
He advised that the tenets of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood which the holy month exemplified be imbibed by all.
“With brotherly love and harmonious co-existence among its citizens above all other things, Nigeria can overcome the numerous challenges confronting it.
“As we celebrate this auspicious occasion of the end of the holy month of Ramadan, therefore, let us renew our faith in our nation.
“Let us implore the Almighty God to restore to us those values that place high premium on human life, love for our country, love for our neighbours and sharing,” he said.
Ambode said that the spirit of Eid-el-Fitri resonated around the virtues of love and respect, not just for God but also for fellow humans.