Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has said that his administration’s unwavering commitment and determination to bring to reality the Greater Lagos desire of all residents.
Speaking today at a One-Day Workshop organized for Imams and Central Mosque Officials by the Lagos State Council of Imams and Ulama with the theme, “Mosque Management – The Role of Every Individual.” held at the Lagos Central Mosque, Lagos Island, Governor Sanwo-Olu stressed that the commitment also remains unshaken.
The Governor who was represented at the event by his deputy, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat said, “Our commitment is unwavering and our determination to bring to reality the Greater Lagos of our collective desire in unshaken”.
While thanking the residents and Religious Leaders for the support and prayers which the administration has enjoyed over the years, Sanwo-Olu emphasized that such support and prayers had contributed immensely to the realization of various programmes aimed at improving the well being of the residents of the State.
Speaking further, the governor stated that government would continue to count on their support and prayers as the administration approaches the end of its first tenure in office and look forward to peaceful, free and credible elections in 2023.
Speaking on the Workshop, the governor said the mosque plays a vital role in the lives of every Muslim not only as a place of worship but, also a centre of knowledge and socialization, adding that this crucial role, places on the shoulders of the Imam and other members of the management committee very important responsibility of ensuring that the mosque and its environment are properly maintained.
Sanwo-Olu added that considering the evolving reality and changing expectations, the task must be seen as a collective responsibility between the management of the mosque and every individual Muslim who are also expected to contribute towards sustaining the house of God.
The Governor emphasized that like every organization, leaders of the mosque should play an essential role in encouraging and inspiring the people to contribute their quota towards achieving a common goal.
Earlier in his welcome address, Grand Chief Imam of Lagos, Sheikh Suliamon Oluwatoyin Abu-Noulla disclosed that the workshop was organized with the objectives of improving the capacity of Chief Imams and Mosque officials to effectively and efficiently carry out the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Mosque in line with current realities and global best practices.