The Lagos state government has challenged the Muslim youths on right mindset of the nation building, entrenchment of moral brightness, entrepreneurship, and brotherhood. The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Adebule, who was said to have declared this at the formal opening of the 104th Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit at the Human Capital Development Centre, Epe, also urged religious leaders in the state to shun activities that may result to religious crisis among faithful of different religions.
The Deputy Governor, whose speech was, according to a statement by the MSSN, delivered Director, Civil Service Office of the Deputy Governor of Lagos State, AbdurRazak Ekemode, said religious leaders should use every opportunity they have to promote peace in the state.
“While commending the organisers of the camping programme, she urged the about 4000 delegates on the camp site to imbibe the spirit of peaceful co-existence,” the statement read. “IVC which serves as an avenue to orientate Muslim students towards the right mindset of the nation building, entrench moral brightness, entrepreneurship, brotherhood and to revive spiritually of students across all cadres.
“Islam is a religion of peace and we must continue to tell ourselves the basic truths that will help us to do things that are right before God and man. “Our state has the enviable record of being a place where adherent of all faiths coexist peacefully without any rancor. Our government will continue to promote this through policies and programs that will make life better and brighter for all our citizens,” the MSSN quoted Adebule to have said.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. AbdulLateef Abdul- Hakeem, the Muslim youth group added, also urged youths in the state to shun immoral acts and religious crisis. He advised the youths to ensure that they are exposed to the right religious orientation.
Speaking earlier, the Amir (President) of the MSSN Lagos, Dr. Saheed Ashafa, faulted leaders of the country. He said that they were not running the affairs of the country in ways and manners that would make it grow at a desirable rate. He explained that the theme of the camping activities – In the shade of the Qur’an – was chosen to reflect the need for Nigeria’s system of governance to follow what Allah prescribed.
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