The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, has called on Nigerians to avoid utterances and actions that could cause disaffection.
In an Eid-el-Fitri message on Thursday in Lagos, Obasa urged Muslims to continue to show love after Ramadan.
The message was signed by Obasa’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Musbau Rasak.
The speaker called on Nigerians to maintain peaceful coexistence, saying that it remain an essential ingredient for the nations to attain the dream of the founding fathers.
“Ramadan is the period we show love, move closer to God and maintain a cordial relationship.
“As we celebrate Eid-el-Fitri in commemoration of the end of the fasting period, we should not abandon the qualities and virtues we have imbibed during the period.
“The Ramadan period serves as a time of sober reflection – the period we collectively decide to abandon vices and embrace virtues.
“The vital lesson for us, therefore, is to maintain those virtues which are ingredients of a just society.
“We must continue the act of giving imbibed during the fasting period, and avoid utterances and actions that can cause disaffection and disharmony among ourselves,” Obasa said.
“On behalf of my colleagues in the Lagos State House of Assembly, I wish you a happy Eid-l-Fitri celebration,” Obasa said.
The Federal Government has announced Friday and Monday as public holidays to celebrate the 2018 Eld-el-Fitr.