Nigerians have been told to be wary of leaders who exploit the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversities of the country, in a bid to acquire power for perpetual political domination and wealth accumulation.
The Chief Imam of Lagos State, Alhaji Sulaimon Abou-Nola gave the advice while delivering a sermon at the Eid-iL-Fitri prayer, held on the Dodan Barracks Ground, Obalende.
Alhaji Abou-Nola said the situation had resulted to severe political instability, political crisis, terrible insecurity, and inability to make significant progress in industrial development, eradication of poverty and improvement in the living standards of the generality of the people.
Alhaji Abou, however, commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration on efforts in the areas of the agricultural revolution and infrastructural development.
He charged all citizens and civil organizations to come together to defend universal moral values of justice, equality, integrity, charity as a panacea for development.
In another message, the Amir of Ahmadiyya Jama’at Nigeria, Dr Mashhud Fashola said uprightness of government functionaries, political and community leaders, was a necessary requirement for the achievement and sustenance of peace, security, and prosperity in the country.
In an interview, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu charged Muslims to reflect on the teachings of the holy month of Ramadan in their day to day activities, in order to move the society and the country forward.
The eid el fitr prayers which was conducted peacefully amidst tight security had in attendance some members of the state executive council, among other notable personalities