The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has called on Nigerians not to relent in prayers for peace in the country especially as the 2019 election draws near.
Also, the President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, Rev. Felix Omobude, called on the government to immediately find a solution to the continued bloodshed in the country, adding that security of lives and properties should be paramount.
Ambode and the cleric spoke on Thursday at the 13th Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony of the Bible Society of Nigeria, which held in Lagos.
The governor, who was represented at the occasion by the Special Adviser on Religious Matters, Dr. Kolawole Verralls, charged Nigerians to ensure that they get their permanent voter cards with a view to electing credible candidates.
He also pledged that his government would continue to provide the enabling environment for peace in the state, while calling on religious leaders to continue to encourage tolerance among their members.
Omobude, who was the guest speaker at the occasion, lamented that from the look of things, the government had failed in its responsibility and should restore the confidence of the electorate by reversing the situation.
He said, “The life of every Nigerian irrespective of the religion is vital and precious and all we are saying is that enough is enough on bloodshed in Nigeria. We are calling on the government of the day to rise up to meet up with its electioneering campaign while we also urge Nigerians to demand from their elected officers the fulfillment of the promises they made before they were voted into office.
“We want to see action, safe movement in every part of the north and an end to bloodshed. Governors, as well as the Federal Government, must rise up to protect the citizens.”
The Special Guest of honour at the event, Dr. Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosunmu, also called on the government to do everything within its power to put an end to the unrest in the northern part of the country.