The Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode wants Nigerians to imbibe the tenets of tolerance and unity irrespective of their ethnic and religious differences as a pathway of building a strong and united nation.
Governor Ambode said it was only by embracing peace, unity and fairness that Nigerians could begin a rebirth.
He urged all citizens to imbibe the tenets of love, tolerance, forgiveness and brotherhood which the period of the holy month exemplifies.
Governor Ambode said in the last three years, despite the economic challenges, the nation has witnessed appreciable level of development and expressed optimism that more could be achieved if all hands are on the deck.
The Governor, who said that the spirit of Eid-el-Fitri resonates around the virtues of love and respect not just for God but also for fellow humans, stressed that it was only in the spirit of brotherly love and dedication to national service that Nigerians could build the desired nation.
He also thanked Lagos residents for their continued harmonious and peaceful co-existence in the midst of diverse ethnic origin and religious affiliation.
Governor Ambode wished all Muslim brothers and sisters in the State a happy Eid-el-Fitri celebration.